Supergen ORE hub 2018

Lead Research Organisation: University of Plymouth
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

The UK is at the forefront of the development, adoption and export of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) technologies: offshore wind (OW), wave and tidal energy. To sustain this advantage, the UK must spearhead research and innovation in ORE, which will accelerate its adoption and widen the applicability of these technologies. Many organisations across the industry-academia spectrum contribute to ORE research and development (R&D) co-ordination and the ORE Supergen hub strategy will take a leadership role, integrating with these activities to guide and deliver fundamental research to advance the ORE sector.

The role of the Supergen ORE hub is to provide research leadership for the ORE community to enable transformation to future scale ORE. The hub will articulate the vision for the future scale ORE energy landscape, will identify the innovations required and the fundamental research needed to underpin the innovation. It will also generate the pathway for translation of research and innovation into industry practice, for policy adaptation and public awareness in order to support the increased deployment of ORE technologies, reducing energy costs while increasing energy security, reducing CO2 emissions and supporting UK jobs. The hub will work closely with the ORE Catapult (ORECAT) and become well-connected with industry, government, the wider research community in the UK and internationally. It will bring together these groups to assemble the expertise and experience to define and target the innovations, research and actions to achieve the ambitious energy transformation envisioned for the UK.

The new Supergen ORE hub will continue to support and build on the existing internationally leading academic capacity within these three research areas (OW, wave and tidal technology), whilst also enabling shared learning on common research challenges. The ORE hub will build a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach, which will bring benefits through the sharing of best practice and exploitation of synergy, support equality and diversity and the development of the next generation of research leaders.

The hub strategy provides an overview of research and innovation priorities, which will be addressed through multiple routes but linked through the hub, with activities designed to stimulate alignment across the research community and industry sectors to maximise engagement with prioritised research challenges through and beyond the hub time-scale. These include:

1. Networking and engagement activities to bring the research community together with industry and other stakeholders to ensure research efforts within the community are aligned, complementary and remain inspired by or relevant to industry challenges. This will include support and development of the ECR community to ensure sustainability and promote EDI within the sector as a whole. Actions will also be taken to identify potential cross over research synergies and opportunities for transfer of research between sectors and disciplines, both within and external to ORE. Furthermore, a structured communication plan built around progress of the community towards the sector research challenges will promote exploitation and commercialisation.

2. A set of core research work packages addressing priority topics selected and structured to maximize progress towards the sector objectives and building on the cross cutting expertise of the co-director team.

3. Targeted use of flexible fund as seed-corn activity leading to projects aligned with, and in partnership with, the hub.

Planned Impact

The UK is a global leader in ORE research and deployment and the rapid global growth of the sector provides substantial opportunities to expand the UK benefit. The research programme of the Supergen ORE hub, its management structure and the pathways to impact will help maximise these potential benefits.

Industry and Investors

The structure of the ORE industry base reflects the differing stages of development in OW, wave and tidal energy with wave and tidal being dominated by UK SMEs while the OW industry is dominated by large OEMs and developers, most of which are based outside of the UK. OW, wave and tidal will benefit directly from the Supergen hub research and indirectly from the conduit the hub will provide to the wider ORE research network. Wave and tidal companies will benefit from the Supergen hub research through improved understanding of the operating environment, better modelling and design methods, innovative solutions and a clearer picture of the potential benefits of the technology, thus reducing risk. In the case of OW, in addition to the benefits above, there is an opportunity to increase the UK content (both CAPEX and OPEX) of deployments in our coastal waters and also to prove and establish technologies and services that can form the basis for global export businesses in a sector which is expected to see exponential growth for several decades to come. The focus of the hub research on large scale and floating structures will underpin industry opportunities for both UK and international deployments.

The industry will benefit through direct involvement in research projects but also through access to models, data and standards developed and disseminated through the hub and the wider ORE network for which the hub will act as a focal point. It will also benefit from the development of a pool of talent with the knowledge, experience and academic/industry networks able to support this rapidly growing sector. Through implementation of the ECR, EDI and communications plans we will seek to ensure that a pipeline of talent is available to the industry which is better skills trained and has greater diversity than is currently available.

Government and policy makers

The research programme will provide improved understanding of the potential contribution of ORE technologies to the energy mix and of the environmental and GVA impacts resulting. This will enable policy makers to have increased confidence in planning and decision making, ensure suitable regulatory frameworks are in place and identify priorities for support.

The communications plan will help increase the level of understanding of ORE among the general public, helping ensure greater support for governmental policies.

Public

Increased deployment of appropriate ORE technologies will help to deliver on national and international energy and climate change objectives, and ensure security of energy supply at an acceptable cost with known and managed environmental impacts. The increase in high value employment opportunities will positively impact on the UK in general and particularly in coastal communities.

The ORE hub management structure has strong involvement of end users and other stakeholders to create the necessary two-way lines of communication and influence and to ensure that the research remains relevant and has a clear pathway to implementation in practice. The Supergen ORE hub will work closely with the ORE Catapult (ORECAT) and Carbon Trust, and will collaborate on joint research programmes and workshops and in support of the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH).

The hub will extend its influence through its international strategy, building strategic partnerships and opportunities with global reach, and Cross Hub Activities, identifying opportunities to support research at the interfaces between the remits of individual hubs and to convene joint research and engagement.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Research challenges and themes collated in response to consultation with academic and industry community in ORE. Official launch of Research Landscape in Nov 2019, identifying and highlighting cross ORE sector research challenges and themes. Landscape has been used in multiple industry/academic conferences including FOWT conference (Marseille) - Sept 2020 highlighting best practice methods to communicate research synergies and opportunities for transfer of research between sectors. The research landscape is used to promote and raise awareness of ORE research and also to frame and prioritise the Flexible funding and ECR research funding calls.
2 Flexible Funding calls released, with total of 204 applications. 22 awarded at £2.178m, bringing together Cross-ORE research, in fields as diverse as: "Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms", "Autonomous Biomimetic Robot-fish for Offshore Wind Farm Inspection" and "Smart piezoelectric metamaterials for partial discharge monitoring" All projects required to share research findings and opportunities wider ORE Community.
The Supergen ORE Hub has responded to Gov't 'Contracts for Difference' and Marine Energy Evidence calls (2020), aligning with industry and academic responses on policy relating to financial & technical mechanisms to support the ORE sector, in consultation with OREC, MEW, MEC and others. These evidence calls have contributed to the UK Government Energy White Paper, 2020.
Supergen ORE Hub contributed to UK Government's updated Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), linked to the sites and conditions in UK waters. The CCRA provides the evidence base to inform Government-led national adaptation programmes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is updated every five years, with 3rd CCRA due for release in 2022.
Exploitation Route Research findings will be used by other researchers and taken up by industry. Communication and dissemination of the research area landscape will be a useful tool for policy makers.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.supergen-ore.net
 
Description Research themes and research challenge priorities have been collated through the Supergen Leaders Engagement and consultation project and through ongoing consultation with academic and industry partners. These research challenges and themes are being displayed through a new Research Landscape web tool designed for dissemination and promotion of ORE research. Successfully unifying the ORE community around common research themes. Acting as a trusted communications platform for ORE. BEIS has found the Research Landscape Tool particularly useful in showcasing and explaining research in this area. Becoming a trusted conduit between the research community, industry and policy makers and a source of quality ORE research. Building a strong Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) with 30 members and Research Alignment Group to reflect against and to keep up with changing ORE community needs. Influencing Policy in Offshore Renewable Energy. For example, with the creation of a Wave Energy Roadmap and through providing responses to BEIS consultations on Contracts for Difference in the ORE Sector. Developing Early Career Researchers through the ORE Hub's Early Career Research Network, with dedicated events and training, dedicated research fund and mentoring scheme. Representing the UK on behalf of BEIS on the International Energy Agency Technology collaboration programme for Ocean Energy Chairing the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) joint programme for ocean energy. Promoting Equality Diversity and Inclusion in the Sector through outreach work, such as the 2019 Green Man Festival Einstein's Field Supergen ORE stand engaging with over 1000 members of the public over 4 days of hands-on activities and information for all age groups, EDI Scoping Report in collaboration with Aura and the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), EDI Covid impact survey in collaboration with other Supergen Hubs, the use of a double-blind reviewing process for the flexi fund, a computer game app competition and the commission of a children's book aimed at early readers (age 4-6) and their carers to introduce offshore renewable energy. Launch of both the winning app and book are scheduled for Cop26. Collaborating with other Hubs on overarching topics such as energy integration, preparation for COP26 and EDI as well as running cross-hub workshops and funding. For example, Supergen ORE Hub initiated two joint hub workshops with Energy Networks and Energy Storage Network+ in ORE integration and storage in October and November 2020, and in ORE Robotics with the ORCA Hub in January 2021 to scope proposals for further development. Seedcorn funding contributed from each hub was awarded to joint hub proposals to develop cross sectoral research. Working closely with the industry advisory board, the Carbon Trust and the ORE Catapult, finding opportunities to link industry partners with academic projects and signposting expertise to IAB members across the academic community in ORE has led to further collaboration and to industry investment in ORE research. For example, Supergen ORE Hub initiated a workshop with the Carbon Trust industry partners in April 2021 focused on sharing information on research and innovation priorities and identifying collaboration and alignment opportunities; The ORE Catapult contributed resource to the Flexible Fund Round 2 and the ORE Catapult Centre of Excellence for Floating Offshore Wind contributed to the third round of ORE Flexible Funding; Ørsted are planning to invest in strategic environmental research with state-of-the-art design of multi-trophic monitoring campaigns - yet to be announced; EDF recently connected with flex fund projects; BP joined the IAB recently and are working closely with the ORE Hub to scope their research strategy. ORE Hub co-organised the Ireland-UK-Floating-Wind workshop in March 2021 to promote collaboration and environmental, economic and social contexts for floating platforms installed in Irish/UK waters. ORE Hub co-organised a workshop with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in May 2021, to bring together stakeholders from across academia, industry, government, and regulators and to develop a roadmap for research challenges in ORE Health and Safety. Industry investment in flexible fund projects is £2,324,530.00 matching EPSRC commitment of £2,961,305.06. Collaborating internationally with key centres and research activities; for example, with support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), Supergen ORE joined a UK delegation to the Business Network for Offshore Wind International Partnering Forum (IPF) 2019 in New York City. This led to a UK-US Workshop held in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA in October 2019 that established research collaborations based on ongoing US and UK research, and new research collaborations funded through the NYSERDA and IUK. UK-China collaborations have built further on the ORE UK-China joint funded projects, for example, in a recent Centre to Centre bid; dual PhD collaboration between Ocean University China and the University of Plymouth; new collaboration ongoing between University of Aberdeen and UMass Amherst, UMass Dartmouth and Stanford Natural Capital Project team to work on the impacts of renewable developments on fisheries industry.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Market Engagement - Floating Offshore Wind
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Response to Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://supergen-ore.net/uploads/Equality-Diversity-and-Inclusion-in-Engineering_Full-Report_web.pdf
 
Description Participation in a national consultation - Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Response to Government consultation on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans and CfD Delivery
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to BEIS Marine energy consultation - A call for evidence on the potential of marine energy projects in Great Britain
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/potential-of-marine-energy-projects-in-great-britain-cal...
 
Description Submission of evidence to APPG on Equity in STEM
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/appg
 
Description UK Parliament POSTnote - Research Briefing: Marine renewables
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0625/
 
Description Wave Energy Road Map - Realising the potential of Wave Energy in the next 10 to 15 years
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://supergen-ore.net/uploads/resources/Wave_Energy_Road_Map_-_Realising_the_potential_of_Wave_En...
 
Description EP/V050079/1 - Severe Storm Wave Loads on Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations (SEA-SWALLOWS)
Amount £794,581 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V050079/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 06/2024
 
Description EPSRC and NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)
Amount £6,118,276 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S023933/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2028
 
Description EPSRC-SFI: ROBOCONE: intelligent robotics for next generation ground investigation and design
Amount £1,203,430 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W006235/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description Extreme Loading on FOWT under Complex Environmental Conditions
Amount £353,156 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T004150/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description Extreme Loading on FOWT under Complex Environmental Conditions
Amount £332,158 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T00424X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Extreme Loading on Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) under Complex Environmental Conditions
Amount £63,391 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T004339/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 11/2022
 
Description Extreme Loading on Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) under Complex Environmental Conditions
Amount £389,691 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T004177/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Extreme Loading on Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) under Complex Environmental Conditions
Amount £44,275 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T004274/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Heterogeneous Fibre Optic sensor Arrays to Monitor Composite Manufacture (H-FOAM)
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W025108/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2022 
End 06/2025
 
Description Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project (TIGER)
Amount € 46,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 06/2019 
End 06/2023
 
Description UKERC Whole Systems networking Fund: A whole systems approach to realising the potential of hydrogen for optimising the offshore energy system,
Amount £74,872 (GBP)
Organisation UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Industrial Advisory Board Member 
Organisation Ørsted
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Mocean 
Organisation Mocean Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research collaboration with Mocean to use their wave energy device in our experiments and numerical modelling to assess design load conditions using short wave events to represent extreme conditions.
Collaborator Contribution Mocean have loaned their model wave energy device for the probabilistic design study.
Impact Research underway and experiments planned to take place in March 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member 
Organisation DNV GL
Department DNV GL, UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs
Start Year 2021
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member 
Organisation Ocean Winds
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs
Start Year 2021
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member 
Organisation Ocean Winds
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member 
Organisation Simec Atlantis Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member 
Organisation Ørsted
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Carbon Trust 
Organisation Carbon Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - EDF Energy Plc 
Organisation EDF Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - EPSRC 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Garrad Balfour Ltd. 
Organisation Garrad Balfour Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Green Alliance 
Organisation Green Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Lloyd's Register 
Organisation Lloyd's Register
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Marine Energy Council 
Organisation Offshore Energy
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Marine Power Systems 
Organisation Marine Power Systems Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Marine Scotland Science 
Organisation Marine Scotland Science (MSS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult 
Organisation Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Rayner Low Carbon Technologies 
Organisation Rayner Low Carbon Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Lead Industrial Partner of project Advisory Board. Co-ordination of Board and attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - Siemens Gamsea 
Organisation Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - The Crown Estate 
Organisation Crown Estate
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - University of Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Advisory Board Member - University of Strathclyde 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Advisory Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Advisory Board. Attendance at Advisory Board meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Management Board Member - Technical University of Denmark 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Membership of Supergen ORE Board - Attend project meetings & help to steer research
Collaborator Contribution Staff time to review project progress, attend board meetings and events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Arup (Ove Arup and Partners Ltd) (UK) 
Organisation Arup Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Assembly and workshops
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Atkins Global (UK) 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Assemblies and workshops
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Atlantis Operations (UK) Ltd 
Organisation Atlantis Operations (UK) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Annual Assemblies and Networking events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - BP Global 
Organisation BP (British Petroleum)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Annual Assemblies and events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd (UK) 
Organisation Carnegie
Country Australia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to Annual Assembly and networking
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Fugro (UK) 
Organisation Fugro
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Assemblies and events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute 
Organisation Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to Annual Assembly and networking
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - RenewableUK 
Organisation RenewableUK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Attendance at Assembly and events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - University of Western Australia 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Industry Member - Wave Energy Scotland 
Organisation Wave Energy Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of actions/activities undertaken as part of Project
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to Assembly and events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Aberdeen 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Exeter 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Hull 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Manchester 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Southampton 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Strathclyde 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Management Board Member - University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of Management Board meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Advisory Board, Research Alignment Group and stakeholders with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project Management Board. Attendance at Management Board meetings, Supergen ORE Hub events and engagement activities and collaborative research activities and obligations undertaken in line with Project plan, collaboration agreement and EPSRC grant offer letter
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Research Alignment Group (RAG) Member - European Marine Energy Centre 
Organisation European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of RAG meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of RAG. Attendance at RAG meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Research Alignment Group (RAG) Member - Imperial College London 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of RAG meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of RAG. Attendance at RAG meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project Research Alignment Group (RAG) Member - Oxford University 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford University Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of RAG meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of RAG. Attendance at RAG meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Project Research Alignment Group (RAG) Member - University of Bristol 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of RAG meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of RAG. Attendance at RAG meetings and Supergen ORE Hub events
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project Research Alignment Group (RAG) Member - Wave Hub 
Organisation Wave Hub Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support in organisation of RAG meetings, materials and outcomes to be used in feedback to Project Management Board, with subsequent actions/activities undertaken as part of Project research steer
Collaborator Contribution Member of project RAG
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Reviewer - DNV GL (UK) 
Organisation DNV GL
Country Norway 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support where required for reviewer
Collaborator Contribution Duties related to Project review
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Reviewer - Manchester Metropolitan University 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support for reviewer where required
Collaborator Contribution Duties relating to Project review
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Project Reviewer - University of Lisbon 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to reviewer where required
Collaborator Contribution Duties relating to Project review
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description "Work is needed to increase diversity in the renewables industry" (Environment Journal article published) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Article published in Environment Journal on "Work is needed to increase diversity in the renewables industry" relating to launch of Roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 7th PRIMaRE Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 210 delegates attended the 7th PRIMaRE Conference, which was hosted by University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marine Laboratory on the 7th and 8th July 2020 but held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on peer-reviewed abstracts, 31 presentations and 25 posters were presented over 6 plenary sessions by participants from 28 institutions ranging geographically from Australia to USA. Furthermore, there were six presentations from invited speakers (listed below) and a panel debate featuring a range of leading figures from the marine renewables sector.

The event provided an excellent forum to foster collaboration between industry and academia, which is essential to ensure that the marine energy sector can achieve its full commercial potential, maximising job creation and export opportunities, whilst allowing the UK to remain a global leader in the associated engineering and policy expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.primare.org/events-news/primare-conference/7th-primare-conference/
 
Description AORES Conference, Western Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attended and presented at AORES conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Accelerating Energy Innovation for the Blue Economy (Economist World Ocean Report article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Accelerating Energy Innovation for the Blue Economy (Economist World Ocean Report article published)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Accelerating Energy Innovation for the Blue Economy (Economist World Ocean Report article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Contribution to Accelerating Energy Innovation for the Blue Economy (Economist World Ocean Report article)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Attended Floating Wind in the Celtic Sea conference, Milford Haven, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended the Floating Wind in the Celtic Sea: Future Supply Chain Opportunities conference in Milford Haven, Wales. Joined the debate as to the opportunities for floating wind technology in the Celtic sea including the current research in this area. Sparked further discussion with other delegates about the work of the Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Aura CDT Conference in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The annual Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) conference brings together exciting keynote speakers from the offshore wind industry and provides a platform for PhD researchers to showcase their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/aura-cdt-conference
 
Description COP26 live-stream: Net zero energy systems? A Supergen 'Fishbowl' Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The 4th of November marks 'Energy Day' at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), taking place in Glasgow from the 1-12 of November, during which the UK Research and Innovation Supergen programme will be hosting a public 'fishbowl' conversation at the Ramshorn Theatre, central Glasgow.

A 'fishbowl' conversation is a participant driven meeting designed for mass-engagement, where an initial set of panelists swap out over time for other members, enabling multiple viewpoints and perspectives to be aired and offering opportunity for a variety of participants to engage. The conversation will focus on developing and interrogating public visions for a net zero energy system, based upon the six areas of Supergen research that furthers sustainable power distribution and supply:

Offshore Renewables
Solar
Energy Networks
Bioenergy
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Energy Storage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/cop26-live-stream-net-zero-energy-systems-a-supergen-fishbowl-conver...
 
Description COP26: Green Zone Exhibitor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the COP26 Universities Network stand, the Supergen ORE Hub exhibited in the Green Zone on the first floor of Glasgow Science Centre. Demonstrating offshore wind, wave and tidal energy and the vital role offshore renewable energy technologies have in meeting the net zero greenhouse gas emissions target.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/cop26
 
Description Cornwall & IoS LEP - Offshore Wind Communications and Strategy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented at LEP workshop as to the Supergen ORE Hub and contributed to discussion around future plans for Offshore Renewables in Cornwall & IoS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cross-Hub workshop with Supergen ORE Hub and ORCA Hub: Robotics for Offshore Renewable Energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Context
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) are one of the fastest engineering developments, driven by increased capabilities in machine learning, artificial intelligence, sensing and remote operating capabilities. There is great potential for the Offshore Renewable Energy sector to reduce both human exposure risk and cost if technologies are suitably tailored and integrated into current and future practices. There are isolated examples (e.g. use of drones for blade inspection; autonomous seabed surveys), but there is large potential for future applications.

Current and future research challenges for RAS in the sector span a range of disciplines. The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub and the ORCA Hub have come together to hold a virtual cross-discipline workshop, bringing together Academics, Researchers, Practitioners and companies to explore the common challenges, synergies and opportunities with a goal to achieving step changes towards fully automated offshore renewable energy field; operated, inspected and maintained from the safety of onshore. More information regarding the Hubs involved can be found at the end of this webpage.

The scope of this workshop will examine the gaps that exist within current robotic systems used offshore as well gaps in current research and development that will help realise the full potential of robotics in this environment. The workshop will draw on the full range of expertise and benefit from synergies within the cross-disciplined group of attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/cross-hub-workshop-robotics-for-offshore-renewable-energy-surveying-...
 
Description Delegation to IPF - the International Partnering Forum for Offshore Wind, New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) convened a delegation of offshore wind experts from the UK to attend IPF 2019 in NYC and participate in a series of bilateral meetings with strategic US stakeholders. The range of stakeholders include groups that the UK has a well-developed relationship with in the offshore wind space (POWER US, Mass CEC) to groups with potential to develop a productive working relationship (University of Maine). The objective of these meetings are to scope research and innovation collaborations in the offshore wind space, and ultimately to catalyse self-sustaining innovation partnerships that lead to impactful research results, further deployment of clean energy generation in the US, and commercial wins for the UK in a growing US offshore wind market. Resulted in further discussions with US academics regarding future programmes of work/research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ECR masterclasses - Advanced Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics for ORE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ECR masterclasses providing training on Advanced Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics for ORE. Theoretical training carried out online with Wind & Marine Energy Systems & Structures CDT and experimental carried out on site at COAST Lab facility at the University of Plymouth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description EIMR Online Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentations made by Prof. Deborah Greaves and Prof. Beth Scott on Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EWTEC 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub is a bronze sponsor of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, taking place as a hybrid event both online, and in person at the University of Plymouth from 5th - 9th September 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ewtec.org/ewtec-2021/
 
Description Energy Innovation Needs Assessment Workshop  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at innovation needs workshop at Carbon Trust regarding ORE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibited at EWTEC 2019 conference, Naples 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Exhibited the Supergen ORE Hub at the EWTEC 2019 academic conference. Event resulted in engaging with international academic audience on the Supergen ORE Hub research and aims, increasing the number of academic engagement with the Supergen ORE hub via its network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibited at Festival of Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided an exhibition stand at the 2 day Festival of Physics event. The stand included a wave energy tank model with demonstration technologies that was used to engage school children (from years 5 to 11) and the general public on offshore renewable energy technologies, which sparked lots of discussion with children and their teachers/parents on how offshore renewable technologies work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://events.iop.org/festival-physics
 
Description Exhibiting at All Energy 2019 trade show and conference, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An exhibition stand was secured and delegates to the trade show and conference were engaged with in raising awareness of the Supergen ORE Hub and its research activities and aims. The exhibition resulted in a large number of industry stakeholders signing up to the Supergen ORE Hub network and increased the number of attendees at subsequent events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibiting at OMAE 2019 conference, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibited at OMAE 2019 academic conference and engaged with over 100 academics regarding the role of the Supergen ORE Hub and its aims. Resulted in increase in academic stakeholders signing up to the Supergen ORE Hub network and raising attendance at subsequent Supergen ORE Hub events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibition stand at University of Plymouth Sustainability Hub Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Held a stand at the launch of the new sustainability hub building at the University of Plymouth, where researchers in different areas of energy research were present to hear about the new hub and its activities. Resulted in several queries and numbers of stakeholders signing up to the Supergen ORE Hub network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description First Supergen Cross-Hub Early Career Researcher webinar - well-being and working from home 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hosted a well-being and working from home webinar in a new series of cross-hub webinars to allow ECRs from all the Supergen Hubs to connect and share their experience under these challenging circumstances. The webinar will be delivered by Matt Dix, trainer and coach, from the University of Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Floating Offshore Wind Event - Providing update on Supergen ORE Hub, St Austell 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Provided a presentation to industry and business stakeholders on research and aims of the Supergen ORE Hub. Resulted in further engagement of industry stakeholders in Supergen ORE hub network and subsequent Supergen ORE Hub events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Floating Offshore Wind Online Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and workshops in FOWT 2020 conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.fowt-conferences.com/en/2020
 
Description From the wind to the tide - closing workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event is the closing workshop of the 'From the Wind to the Tide' project, being held between 15.00 and 16.30 GMT on Thursday 3 February via online format.

The project investigated the use of Vortex Generators as a flow control device on tidal turbine blades, inspired by their application on Offshore Wind Turbines. State-of-the-art wind tunnel tests and high-fidelity numerical simulations were the tools used in the successful completion of the investigation. A spin-out project, dealing with the effect of biofouling on tidal turbine blades will also be presented.

The main project was funded by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account and the research consortium consisted of Swansea University, Cardiff University, Sustainable Marine, and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult with the Supergen ORE Hub providing communication support. Computational resources were provided by Supercomputing Wales. The spin-out project was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the partners were Swansea university, Sustainable Marine and PML Applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/wind-to-tide
 
Description G7 FLOW Conference - Research and Innovation for industrialisation - a regional response 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Formal presentation to G7 delegation on Research and Innovation for industrialisation within ORE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/g7-flow-event
 
Description Global Offshore Wind 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibitor at Global Offshore Wind 2020 with 100 exhibitors and 300 speakers delivering 30+ hours of exclusive content
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.renewableuk.com/gow20
 
Description Global Offshore Wind Conference - Workshop 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Delivered a workshop on the links between Hydrogen fuel production and offshore renewables, which sparked further meetings and development of future project ideas surrounding using offshore renewables to generate Hydrogen fuel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global Science Show and FUTURES 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in social media campaign via Twitter, explaining the principles of offshore renewable energy technologies through pre-recorded videos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://futures2020.co.uk/events/global-science-show/
 
Description Green Man Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Based in the Einsteins Garden area of the Green man Festival, the Supergen ORE Hub had a stand with various engagement activities (model wave energy tank, materials and games) to engage the general public - over 1200 registered visits recorded
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/green-man-2021
 
Description Greenman Festival, Abergavenny, Wales 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibited the Supergen ORE Hub in the 'Einsteins Garden' at the Green Man music festival. Developed models and engagement activities around offshore renewables, i.e. a model wave tank and 'build your own turbine' templates to engage with families and young children attending the festival resulting in over 1000 unique visits to the stand, and a large amount of positive feedback on the increase in the public perception of offshore renewable energy and engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Health and Safety Research in Offshore Renewables Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact With the rapid advancement of offshore wind energy deployment in the UK, and the accelerating growth of the Floating Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal energy sectors, it is recognised by industry and regulators alike that Health and Safety standards and practices when working in these areas need to adapt and keep pace with the specific challenges and risks associated with working to deploy these technologies. There is therefore a need to bring together stakeholders from across academia, industry, government, and regulators in order to identify and discuss Health and Safety research priorities. This workshop aims to be the basis of developing a roadmap for research challenges in ORE Health and Safety and to initiate new research by bringing key stakeholders together to discuss and endorse key research priorities and acting as a catalyst for further investment needs via discussion with UK Government and Funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Inspiring Female Engineers Panel Event (Engineers Without Borders) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Speaker on broadcast panel event discussing inspiring women in engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description International Advisory Panel Member, ImPG-CROWD (Improved Practice Guidelines for Cost Reduction for Offshore Wind Deployments) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact International Advisory Panel Member (Greaves), ImPG-CROWD (Improved Practice Guidelines for Cost Reduction for Offshore Wind Deployments) China Prosperity Fund Project funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of HM Government, 2021 - 2022
The expert advisory panel which will review the project activities and developed guidelines to ensure that the project outputs reflect best practice and are consistent with the latest learning from industry.
The advisory panel will:
• Comprise industry and academic experts from the UK and China.
• Reflect a broad cross section of expertise covering the main industry subsectors, cost drivers and lifecycle stages of an offshore wind farm development.
• Be gender inclusive.
• Meet three times during the project execution phase:
o Advisory panel Introductory meeting - 10th of March 2021
o Preliminary project guidelines review - July 2021
o Final project guidelines review - November 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with Devon Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Prof. Deborah Greaves by Devon Live media, resulting in great number of website searches of Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with New Power magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview with Prof. Deborah Greaves by New Power magazine resulting in an increase in enquiries to the Supergen ORE Hub around its core research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with Prof. Deborah Greaves for New Statesman article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview held with Prof. Deborah Greaves for an article in the New Statesman on the potential for wind, wave and tidal technologies to lead the fight against climate change. Published article resulted in raising the profile of the Supergen ORE hub, and generated requests for further information to the Hub network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) and the Department of Ocean Engineering (OE) at the University of New Hampshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker presentation to the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) and the Department of Ocean Engineering (OE) at the University of New Hampshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited speaker OES (Offshore Engineering Society) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker presentation to the Offshore Engineering Society, a learned society affiliated to the Institution of Civil Engineers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited speaker Road to Net Zero SW, MaritimeUK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speaker presentation to Maritime UK conference 'Road to Net Zero SW'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited speaker Westminster eForum policy conference on Women in the tech sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker presentation to the Westminster eForum policy conference on Women in the tech sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited speaker at NOWRDC (National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium) webinar/panel discussion on International OSW Research Agendas for 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker presentation to NOWRDC (National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium) webinar/panel discussion on International OSW Research Agendas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Launch of Supergen ORE Hub research landscape - Offshore Wind magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article produced on the launch of the interactive research landscape developed by the Supergen ORE Hub. Picked up by Offshore Wind magazine and published online, resulting in greater engagement with the Hub social media channels(i.e. Twitter) and with the Hub network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch of Supergen ORE Hub research landscape - Seawanderer article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article produced on the launch of the interactive research landscape developed by the Supergen ORE Hub. Picked up by Seawanderer magazine and published online, resulting in greater engagement with the Hub social media channels(i.e. Twitter) and with the Hub network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch of Supergen ORE Hub research landscape - UKERC article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article produced on the launch of the interactive research landscape developed by the Supergen ORE Hub. Picked up by UKERC and published online, resulting in greater engagement with the Hub social media channels(i.e. Twitter) and with the Hub network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Marine Energy Wales Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation made to MEW regarding an update on Supergen ORE Hub progress and launch of Research Landscape tool and flexible funding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media article - "And finally Researchers trial drones to assess potential renewable energy sites" Scottish Construction News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Scottish Construction Now magazine on Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funding award importance (Using Drones to assess tidal energy sites)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - "Drones to help choose spots for tidal turbines" The Construction Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published in The Construction Index magazine on Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funding award importance (Using Drones to assess tidal energy sites)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - "Report sets out roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector" - FE News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in FE News regarding launch of Supergen ORE Hub roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - "Report sets out roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector" - Mirage News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Mirage News regarding launch of Supergen ORE Hub roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - "UHI drone technology project could have international impact" Inverness Courier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published in the inverness Courier magazine on Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funding award importance (Using Drones to assess tidal energy sites)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - "Work is needed to increase diversity in the renewables industry" - Environment Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published in Environment Journal regarding launch of Supergen ORE Hub roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - Supergen ORE Hub director joins Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship - Dredgewire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Media article published regarding Hub Director Prof. Deborah Greaves receiving RAEng Fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - Supergen ORE Hub director joins Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship - Offshore Energy Biz 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Media article published regarding Hub Director Prof. Deborah Greaves receiving RAEng Fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - Supergen ORE Hub launches ECR research fund call - Offshore Energy Biz 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Media article published regarding Supergen ORE Hub launches ECR research fund call - Offshore Energy Biz
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - Supergen Research Landscape - ORJIP Ocean Energy Quarterly Bulletin Spring 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article in newsletter announcing the launch of the Supergen ORE Hub research landscape
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Media article - University given £1m to create national wind turbine test centre - Business Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published by Business Live regarding £1m award to create national wind turbine test centre at University of Plymouth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting - Industry stakeholder - Sonardyne 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented on Supergen ORE Hub to local ORE based business Sonardyne, including highlighting areas to engage with Supergen for future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting - University of Strathclyde to discuss Supergen  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presented on Supergen ORE Hub to University of Strathclyde delegation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description New Scientist Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition stand and presentation made at workshop sessions regarding the future of ORE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://live.newscientist.com/
 
Description OES Webinar - An academic perspective of complex fluid mechanics applied to marine renewable energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided presentation to the OES Webinar - An academic perspective of complex fluid mechanics applied to marine renewable energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Offshore Energy Biz magazine article - Supergen ORE Hub Invites ECR Research Fund Call for Proposals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published regarding Supergen ORE Hub ECR Research Fund call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PRIMaRE Conference 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The PRIMaRE conference was run online on 7-8 July 2020 with an international audience of over 200. selected papers are to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PRIMaRE Conference Cardiff 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Over 80 delegates attended the 6th PRIMaRE Conference held at Cardiff University, Cardiff on the 3rd and 4th July 2019. Based on peer-reviewed abstracts, 25 presentations and 20 posters were presented by participants from 13 institutions over 5 plenary sessions. Furthermore, there were seven presentations from invited speakers (listed below) and a panel debate featuring a range of leading figures from the marine renewables sector. The conference also attracted international participation from the University of Western Australia, and Uppsala University (Sweden).

The event provided an excellent forum to foster collaboration between industry and academia, which is essential to ensure that the marine energy sector can achieve its full commercial potential, maximising job creation and export opportunities, whilst allowing the UK to remain a global leader in the associated engineering and policy expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.primare.org/events-news/primare-conference/6th-primare-conference/
 
Description PRIMaRE Summer School 2019 Bristol and Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 2nd PRIMaRE Summer School
2nd PRIMaRE Summer School
The 2nd PRIMaRE Summer School, entitled "Designing Marine Renewable Energy Devices" took place at the University of Bristol and the University of Bath from the 9th-13th September 2019.

The event provided a unique opportunity for around 40 participants, including PhD students, early career researchers and industrialists to learn from experts in the sector on designing marine renewable energy devices. A range of group activities were also organised to encourage participants to share their research interests and identify potential partnerships. These included a Funding Pitch Competition, judged by Simon Cheeseman, who manages the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's marine renewables strategy. It is hoped that participants will now use PRIMaRE's range of funding schemes to build on the contacts made at the summer school and develop future research collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.primare.org/events-news/primare-summer-school/primare-summer-school-2019/
 
Description Panelist in TV programme on offshore wind TRT World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact one of three panelists discussing the challenges and opportunities in offshore wind and the importance of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJNs5iWjiB0
 
Description Parliamentary Launch Event 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Official Supergen programme launch event, delivered in conjunction with other Supergen programmes. Engaged with policymakers, MPs and House of Lords peers to raise awareness of Supergen programme and research expertise within the Hubs. Event resulted in subsequent inquiries from MPs as to the work of the Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in EDI workshop with Supergen Energy Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attended an EDI workshop being run by the Supergen Energy Networks programme, looking at EDI methodologies to apply to Supergen ORE Hub. following the workshop a EDI charter was developed for use by the Supergen ORE Hub, that all advisory board members have been requested to indicate their support for
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Energi Coast offshore wind cluster innovation group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shared experience of prompting innovation in the offshore wind sector and presenting outcomes from various research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.energicoast.co.uk/
 
Description Presentation to Yorkshire and Humber Institiute of Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented challenges and opportunities for innovation in offshore wind
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Produced abstract for RAEng Ingenia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Produced an abstract on the Supergen ORE Hub and the potential for offshore renewable technologies to tackle climate change for RAEng Ingenia. Resulted in further requests for information about the core research and aims of the Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Produced article on Supergen ORE hub for Energy World magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Produced an article for Energy world magazine, highlighting the core research and aims of the Supergen ORE Hub. Resulted in increase in requests for more information from industry stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RENEW conference, Portugal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attendance and paper presentation and networking at RENEW conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Renewable UK - Futures Forum - Net Zero conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Virtual exhibition and conference engaging with industry, policy makers and students on Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Report sets out roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector (Mirage News article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published in Mirage News on launch of "Report sets out roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector (FE News article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published on launch of "Roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector" report (FE News)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector (Radio Humberside interview) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Radio Humberside on launch of "Roadmap to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within offshore renewable energy sector" report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Supergen Cross Hub Net Zero Conference - The role of energy research in the pathway to net zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ahead of COP26, the Supergen Hubs will be convening online at the Supergen Net Zero Conference during 1-3 September, exploring the role of energy research in the pathway to net zero. Over the course of the three days we will hear from the Supergen Hubs who will be showcasing their research, as well as holding cross-cutting panel discussions exploring topics such as equality, diversity and inclusion in energy research, international perspectives on Supergen work, our early career researcher activities, and outlining the policy implications of Supergen research for tackling climate change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/supergen-net-zero-conference
 
Description Supergen Cross Hub workshop: Co-Design of Offshore Renewables 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop scope

The scope of this workshop covers energy vectors for offshore renewables. Energy vectors allow to make energy available to be used at a distance/different time from the source of generation. Typical energy vectors relevant for offshore energy are electricity, hydrogen, compressed gas. The workshop will consider the development and co-design of future offshore energy vector systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Supergen Cross Hub workshop: Offshore Energy Transmission and Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop scope

The scope of this particular workshop covers existing offshore infrastructure and technology and examines how both elements can be adapted and transformed to yield and develop synergies within the areas of energy transmission and storage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Supergen ECR cross-hub webinar series - 2nd Research Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Supergen cross hub ECR webinar (Supergen ORE Hub, Supergen Energy Networks Hub, Supergen Energy Storage Network +) for ECRs to share updates on different aspects of their research in a cross-disciplinary workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaKSgHG7zhI
 
Description Supergen Maritime Decarbonisation workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 25 January the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, Supergen Energy Storage Network+ and The Supergen Bioenergy Hub attended a workshop (hosted by the The Supergen Bioenergy Hub), that brought together their academic networks, policymakers and industry around the challenges and opportunities presented by maritime decarbonisation.

The Supergen Hubs were joined by the UK Department for Transport who outlined the critical role that the decarbonisation of shipping has to play in the UK's ability to meet net zero targets, and highlighted details of the upcoming Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC), which aims to promote the deployment of clean maritime technologies and zero emission vessels.

Deborah Greaves (Director, Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub), Patricia Thornley (Director, Supergen Bioenergy Hub), Yulong Ding (Director, Supergen Energy Storage Network+) and Antzela Fivga (Project Manager, Supergen Energy Storage Network+) then presented on behalf of their respective Hubs, outlining how their objectives align with the opportunities they see to decarbonise the maritime sector.

Following the Hub presentations, Ben Murray, Director of Maritime UK, provided a crucial overview of the sector and the opportunities for collaboration as the CMDC progresses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/news/supergen-programme-explores-the-decarbonisation-of-energy-in...
 
Description Supergen ORE Director Joins RAE Fellowship (Dredgewire article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published on Supergen ORE Hub director joins Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub - Annual Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Annual assembly, launching the Supergen ORE Hub, with a number of academic and industry speakers - ECR activities - Networking and announcements made regarding future Supergen ORE Hub work, flexible funding calls and project research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supergen-ore-hub-annual-assembly-registration-53131407470?aff=Superge...
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub - Carbon Trust Research and Innovation Priorities Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The aim of the workshop is to exchange information between the Supergen Hub and the Carbon Trust's offshore wind R&D programmes on medium- and long-term research priorities, areas of alignment and potential gaps, to provide a networking forum and explore opportunities for future collaboration. Carbon Trust aims to direct the research agenda in offshore wind by informing and sharing R&D needs and current industry challenges with the wider R&D community. As such, we are hosting this workshop with Supergen, to bring industry and academia closer together. An ambition of the Supergen ORE Hub is to be a trusted partner for industry and its research programme is targeted to address challenges that will accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy. The ORE Hub's research landscape and priorities are agreed and periodically updated in collaboration with industry, academia and other stakeholders. This workshop will help ensure that the research is well connected with industry priorities and impactful. It will also provide an opportunity to connect together academics research with the work ongoing and planned within the Carbon Trust within the Offshore Wind Accelerator, ORJIP and Floating Offshore Wind programmes, for mutual benefit. This workshop will bring together the Hub Co-Directors and Carbon Trust Industry partners to discuss the research and innovation priorities of both parties, carry out a mapping exercise to identify complementary activities and focus discussion around common research priorities to maximise impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Annual Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Supergen ORE Hub Third Annual Assembly took place from 18 - 22 January 2021, and welcomed over 475 delegates to an online conference centre. he conference gave those working in the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors the chance to explore and debate cutting edge research, find out about the latest opportunities and challenges in offshore renewable energy technologies, and network with the offshore renewable community, including academics, industry professionals and policymakers.

For this conference, sessions were grouped into the following themes:

Offshore Renewable Energy Policy and the path to net zero GHG emissions
UK and US initiatives and opportunities for collaboration
UK and EU collaboration post Brexit
UK and other international initiatives and opportunities for collaboration
Early Career Researcher Forum
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Current research tackling the key research challenges in Offshore Renewable Energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/news-and-events/supergen-ore-hub-third-annual-assembly
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Annual Assembly - Jan 22 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub Annual Assembly gives those working in the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors the chance to explore and debate cutting-edge research, find out about the latest opportunities and challenges in offshore renewable energy technologies, and network with the offshore renewable community, including academics, industry professionals and policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/supergen-fourth-assembly
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Annual Assembly, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The 3 day annual assembly was run at the University of Strathclyde (Supergen ORE Hub partner) comprising of Day 1 - Early Career Researcher Forum, 45 delegates with workshop training, invited speakers and a poster competition. Also a research alignment group meeting and workshop on research priorities. Day 2 - Main Assembly Day with 250 delegates and a series of presentations on Supergen ORE Hub core research, Flexible Fund research and wider research initiatives. Day 3 - A Co-directors and Advisory Board meeting. The Assembly generated a number of new connections to the Supergen ORE Hub network and increased attendance and engagement at subsequent Supergen ORE Hub events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://supergen-ore.net/?id=89
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Director joins Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship (Offshore Energy Biz article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article published on Supergen ORE Hub Director joins Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship (Offshore Energy Biz)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researcher Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ECR Forum - 19 to 21 January 2021, Virtual
The third ECR Forum was held alongside our Annual Assembly in January 2021. The Forum took place over three days, and included focussed sessions around:

Experiences of ECRs in winning awards or fellowships
Floating Offshore Wind - Future Research Challenges workshop
Career development and progression
22 members of our Early Carer Researcher community submitted posters, abstracts and videos which were displayed in the virtual poster hall in the main assembly virtual conference centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/ecr-community/ecr-forum
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researcher Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Early Career Researcher Forum with presentations from PDRAs on current research being undertaken, followed by Q&A and discussion. Also invited guest industry speaker on how ECRs can engage with industry partners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/supergen-ore-hub-fourth-early-career-researchers-forum
 
Description Supergen ORE Hub/ORJIP - "De-risking of tidal arrays - are we nearly there yet?" workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Supergen ORE Hub and ORJIP Ocean Energy invites you to a workshop on Friday 29 January 13:30 - 18:00 GMT to be hosted online alongside the Marine Energy Wales Conference titled "De-risking consenting of tidal arrays - are we nearly there yet?"

With key speakers from the Marine Energy Council, Natural Resources Wales, ORJIP Ocean Energy, the Welsh Consenting Strategic Advisory Group, OES Environmental and key tidal energy developers in Wales, this workshop will focus on the key environmental consenting risks that remain within the tidal energy industry and how we can work together to address these risks and streamline the consenting process in Wales.

The tidal energy industry is at a highly significant moment in its development after more than 15 years of research and innovation funded by the UK government and industry, with direct involvement of regulators and their advisors, to facilitate device development and testing as well as evidence and tools to facilitate consenting. Nevertheless, the barriers in the UK to moving forward from single devices to viable commercial arrays are forcing industry to seek development sites overseas elsewhere in Europe, Canada and South East Asia and so there is significant pressure to collaborate over resolving the remaining issues to progressing projects in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/de-risking-consenting-of-tidal-arrays-are-we-nearly-there-yet
 
Description Supergen cross hub webinar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hosting our first in a new series of cross-hub webinars to allow ECRs from all the Supergen Hubs to connect and share their exciting projects! This will be a great chance to see what research is happening across the whole Supergen network and potentially find some new opportunities for cross-hub collaboration.

The following speakers lined up to talk about their projects. Each giving a rapid presentation on their research area.

- Katie Shanks (University of Exeter, Energy Networks)
Energy Independent Farms: Balancing Wind, Solar and Biomass Energy
- Agota Mockute (University of Hull, Offshore Renewable Energy)
When waves tickle offshore wind turbines - challenges in predicting nonlinear wave-induced resonance on monopile-supported OWTs

- Jorge Ordovas (Aston University, Bioenergy)
Construction of a model for the design of a rotary kiln for slow pyrolysis of biomass - GreenCarbon project

- Alberto Bolzoni (The University of Manchester, Energy Storage)
Grid-scale battery storage: a path toward profitability

- Tudur David (Bangor University, Supersolar)
Forecasting OPV performance and degradation using Machine Learning

- Iñaki Erazo Damian (The University of Manchester, Energy Networks)
Control of a hybrid wind-diesel microgrid

- Anna Garcia-Teruel (University of Edinburgh, Offshore Renewable Energy)
Design optimisation of wave energy converters

- Nathan Skillen (Queens University Belfast, Bioenergy)
Photocatalysis in Bioenergy; finding its feet or a step too far?!

- Hungyen Lin (University of Lancaster, Energy Storage)
Sensing with terahertz waves

- Kezia Sasitharan (University of Sheffield, Supersolar)
Metal-organic nanosheets: A new dimension in solar cell research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Big interview: Professor Deborah Greaves OBE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview with Prof. Deborah Greaves for Alumni/Friends of the University magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/alumni-friends/invenite/invenite-issue-4/the-big-interview-professor-debo...
 
Description Times Radio Interview with Mariella Frostrop - Subject of 'NetZero' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Times Radio discussing routes to Net Zero Carbon through offshore renewable energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tortoise ThinkIn - Southampton - Can we invent our way to net zero, or is it too late? Live streamed climate change debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled onl a 'leader conference' in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It's where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It's where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise. This ThinkIn focussed on a debate on good advice for a planet facing accelerating climate change, but what does it mean in practice? Can we still harness technology to drive down emissions fast enough to control global warming, or have we passed a point of no return? Engaged via podcast live-streamed for delegates who registered to login.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tortoise-thinkin-southampton-can-we-invent-our-way-to-net-zero-or-is-...
 
Description UK China - ORE event, Qingdao, China 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Provided a talk on Supergen ORE Hub to academic audience in Qingdao, China, updating on Supergen ORE Hub core research. Resulted in better links with Chinese academic contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKCMER Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attended and presented at UKCMER conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap: Cross-cutting workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended UKRI workshop to input into UKRI planning process for future research landscape
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Supergen hubs: role and expectations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Update to UKRI audience as to progress of Supergen Hubs and role of ORE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN International Women's Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Social media campaign highlighting the careers of women in ORE engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/international-womens-day-2021
 
Description University given £1m to create national wind turbine test centre (Business Live South West article) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Business Live South West on "University given £1m to create national wind turbine test centre"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Bristol (panel discussion) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to University of Bristol final year undergraduate students on ORE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Bristol student conference 'Innovation in Offshore Wind' panel debate 17th November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speaker presentation on new innovation in the offshore wind sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Plymouth Research Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop: To bring together University of Plymouth (UoP) offshore renewable energy (ORE) engineering academics with different disciplines across the University (such as computing, mathematics, environmental) to help foster future funding/project collaborations
Workshop: To bring together UoP academics with the ORE industrial sector (e.g. ORE Catapult, Oceans Gate, LEPs, Wave Hub, The Crown Estate etc.)
Workshop: To highlight UoP collaborations with industry
Public talk: To promote public awareness and understanding of ORE, and build awareness of COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/offshore-renewable-energy-themed-events-university-of-plymouth-resea...
 
Description Voyage of Discovery - a FUTURES2021 event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of the FUTURES2021 festival, the Supergen ORE Hub took part in the Voyage of Discovery at The Market Hall - Plymouth's new world-class space for digital innovation and learning. Over 500 members of the public attended the event learning more about the world of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, and entering a competition for the best colouring in of an offshore renewable energy device.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://supergen-ore.net/events/voyage-of-discovery-a-futures2021-event
 
Description Wave Energy Scotland 2020 Virtual Student Conference - 'What do you think the UK Parliament and Government's priorities should be while preparing for and delivering COP26? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Speaker presentation on prioritisation required by UK Parliament of topics in preparation for COP26 conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Wave Energy sector road mapping workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A 2 day workshop was run by the Supergen ORE Hub to consult stakeholders in the wave energy sector on developing a roadmap document for the future development of the wave energy sector in the UK. The workshop saw delegates discussing the current status of the wave energy sector, including the routes that have led to where it currently stands, and subsequently identifying any learning that can be drawn from other offshore renewable energy sectors that can be applied to further the development of the wave energy sector. Current technology and financial pathways within the sector and barriers to their development were also discussed.

Feedback and outputs from the workshop will be synthesised by the Supergen ORE Hub into a sector roadmap for wave energy, which will be made available to industry, academic and policy stakeholders through the Supergen ORE Hub and EPSRC.

The purpose of the roadmap will be to bring the wave energy sector to the attention of policymakers and set out suggested routes for its development in light of the UK's net-zero carbon targets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://supergen-ore.net/?id=94
 
Description Westminster Launch Wave and Tidal Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended launch of Wave and Tidal Showcase - presenting and networking with delegates regarding the Supergen ORE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Women's Engineering Society Student Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to Female engineering and allied undergraduates at the Women's Engineering Society Student conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.wes.org.uk/events/wes-virtual-student-conference-0