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Reference Number EP/S000747/1
Title Supergen ORE hub 2018
Status Started
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 50%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves
No email address given
School of Marine Science and Engineering
University of Plymouth
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2018
End Date 16 April 2023
Duration 58 months
Total Grant Value £9,097,481
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South West
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves , School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Dr RHJ Willden , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr BW Byrne , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr X Zhao , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr PR Thies , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Mr H Jeffrey , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr TJ Stallard , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor FP Brennan , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor J Gilbert , Engineering, University of Hull (0.001%)
Dr BE Scott , Inst of Biological and Environmental Sci, University of Aberdeen (0.001%)
Professor DJ White , Sch of Engineering, University of Southampton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Atkins (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fugro GeoServices Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Green Alliance (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lloyd's Register EMEA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical University of Denmark (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Carbon Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Western Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Scotland Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , RenewableUK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wave Hub (0.000%)
Project Contact , Atlantis Operations (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , OpenHydro Group Limited, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wave Energy Scotland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Garrad Balfour Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Crown Estate (0.000%)
Web Site http://www.supergen-ore.net/
Objectives
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.
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