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.
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,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.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
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 09/2019 
End 03/2028
 
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 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
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 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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