Supergen ORE HUB awards for offshore renewable energy research

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub has awarded almost £1 million to UK universities to support ambitious research projects investigating all aspects of offshore renewable energy (ORE).

It aims to support project areas that complement exisiting research, fill in gaps or add cross-cutting activities to explore the transfer of research findings between sectors within ORE. The research being funded in this first Flexible Fund call ranges from new and novel technologies for autonomously inspecting offshore wind farms to advanced satellite observations to improve the performance of offshore renewable installations.

The Supergen ORE Hub was established in July 2018 with £5 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and was subsequently awarded a further £4 million in June 2019. It provides research leadership to connect stakeholders, inspire innovation and maximise societal value in offshore renewable energy.