This event took place on 1 July 2021.
Offshore renewable energy (ORE) is key to achieving the transition away from fossil fuels and reduce our current greenhouse gas emissions. The UK is leading critical advancements in capturing wave, tidal and offshore wind energy, but more development is needed to convert energy from these natural elements into usable power for our communities.
With the eyes of the world on the UK ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26), attendees discovered how the University of Plymouth is contributing to the UK being at the forefront of the development, adoption and export of ORE technologies.
The South West is home to unique natural assets and a wealth of existing expertise in emerging ORE technologies. The region draws from a rich heritage of marine and maritime expertise to maintain its powerful track record as a hub for research and development in these fields.
The University of Plymouth’s leading researchers and cutting-edge facilities are well-placed to advance the UK’s capability in offshore renewable energy (ORE). We are carrying out vital research to help accelerate the development of wave, tidal and offshore wind technologies nationally and internationally, for the betterment of the whole energy system and in consideration of the marine ecosystems. Our work also has a major impact on the economy and job creation, both nationally and regionally as the roll-out of Floating Wind begins off the South West coast.
This online workshop allowed attendees to:
- hear updates and future plans about the latest ORE research projects at the University of Plymouth, and opportunities for involvement
- discuss how the UK can continue to lead research and innovation in ORE, building relationships for future research through themed networking and breakout sessions
- join a virtual showcase of offshore renewable energy facilities at the University of Plymouth.
Who was this event for?
This event was of most interest to those who research, study or work in sectors related to offshore renewable energy; energy supply and management; engineering; marine technology, autonomy and robotics; policy; research funding. This event was organised by the University of Plymouth and the Supergen ORE Hub.