Children's book: Gaia's Energy Adventure

Gaia is worried about our changing climate. When her toy bear Ursa comes to life, he takes her on an exciting adventure to show her ways we can make clean energy from the wind and oceans, giving Gaia and her friends and family a better, brighter future.

A new children’s adventure book in offshore renewable energy (ORE) has been launched by the Supergen ORE Hub.

The book is authored by Kate Marvelyan, illustrated by Lucy Pulleyblank, designed by Liz Baldin and edited and project managed by Donna Wood. It has been published by the University of Plymouth Press.

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The role of offshore renewable energy research in mitigating climate change

By transitioning to clean and sustainable energy generation we can mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, and offshore renewable energy has a vital part to play in the clean energy mix for the UK.

To celebrate the COP26 Energy Presidency Theme, we've launched our new Supergen ORE Hub video examining the role of offshore renewable energy research in mitigating climate change. Take a look to hear from the Hub Co-Directors and discover how we’re addressing some of the key research challenges in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy on the route to delivering net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Reports

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020

UK Ocean Energy Review 2021

UK Ocean Energy Review 2021

Supergen ORE Hub, Wave Energy Scotland, the Energy Technology Partnership, and the University of Edinburgh's Policy and Innovation Group (2022)

Strategic priorities for net zero energy research

Strategic priorities for net zero energy research

A perspective from Supergen Early Career Researchers

What is the value of innovative offshore renewable energy deployment to the UK economy?

What is the value of innovative offshore renewable energy…

A Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub Policy Paper prepared by the Policy and Innovation Group at the University of Edinburgh

COP26 Briefing Note: The role of Offshore Renewable Energy in delivering Net Zero

COP26 Briefing Note: The role of Offshore Renewable Energy…

Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (summary report)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (summary…

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (full report)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (full…

Wave Energy Road Map - Realising the potential of Wave Energy in the next 10 to 15 years

Wave Energy Road Map - Realising the potential of Wave…

Wave Energy Innovation Position Paper

Wave Energy Innovation Position Paper

Publications

Publications associated with and aligned with the Supergen ORE Hub (currently being updated)

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Long-term extreme response of an offshore turbine: How accurate are contour-based estimates?.

Long-term extreme response of an offshore turbine: How…

Haselsteiner A, Frieling M, Mackay E, Sander A, Thoben K, (2022)

Quantitative comparison of environmental contour approaches.

Quantitative comparison of environmental contour approaches.

Hauteclocque G, Mackay E, Vanem E, (2022)

Use of Our Future Seas: Relevance of Spatial and Temporal Scale for Physical and Biological…

Use of Our Future Seas: Relevance of Spatial and Temporal…

Trifonova N, Scott B, De Dominicis M, Wolf J, (2022)

Wave energy extraction from a floating flexible circular plate.

Wave energy extraction from a floating flexible circular…

Michele S, Zheng S, Greaves D. (2022)

On the scalability of wave energy converters.

On the scalability of wave energy converters.

Jin S, Zheng S, Greaves D. (2022)

Aeroelastic Simulation of High-Aspect Ratio Wings with Intermittent Leading-Edge Separation.

Aeroelastic Simulation of High-Aspect Ratio Wings with…

Wang Y, Zhao X, Palacios R, Otsuka K. (2022)

Wind farm wake modeling based on deep convolutional conditional generative adversarial network.

Wind farm wake modeling based on deep convolutional…

Zhang J, Zhao X. (2022)

A cyclic p-y model for the whole-life response of piles in soft clay.

A cyclic p-y model for the whole-life response of piles in…

White D, Doherty J, Guevara M, Watson P. (2022)

Evolving Soil-Conductor Stiffness Due to Multiple-Episode Cyclic Loading

Evolving Soil-Conductor Stiffness Due to Multiple-Episode…

Guevara M, Doherty J, Watson P, White D. (2022).

Medium-term variability of the UK's combined tidal energy resource for a net-zero carbon grid.

Medium-term variability of the UK's combined tidal energy…

Coles D, Lewis M, Popov I, Angeloudis A, Fairley I, Johnson F, Williams A, Robins P, Masters I (2022)

An experimental assessment of the effect of current on wave buoy measurements.

An experimental assessment of the effect of current on wave…

Draycott S, Pillai A, Gabl R, Stansby P, Davey T, (2022)

Gaussian Distribution-Based Inertial Control of Wind Turbine Generators for Fast Frequency Response…

Gaussian Distribution-Based Inertial Control of Wind…

Kheshti M, Lin S, Zhao X, Ding L, Yin M, Terzija V, (2022)

Deriving Current Cost Requirements from Future Targets: Case Studies for Emerging Offshore…

Deriving Current Cost Requirements from Future Targets:…

Pennock S, Garcia-Teruel A, Noble D, Roberts O, de Andres A, Cochrane C, Jeffrey H. (2022)

Physics and applications of squid-inspired jetting.. Bioinspiration & biomimetics,

Physics and applications of squid-inspired jetting..…

Zhu Q, Xiao Q. (2022)

Wind farm control technologies: From classical control to reinforcement learning

Wind farm control technologies: From classical control to…

Dong H, XIE J, Zhao X (2022)

An ecosystem-based natural capital evaluation framework that combines environmental and…

An ecosystem-based natural capital evaluation framework…

N Trifonova, B Scott, R Griffin, S Pennock, H Jeffrey (2022)

Gaussian Distribution-Based Inertial Control of Wind Turbine Generators for Fast Frequency Response…

Gaussian Distribution-Based Inertial Control of Wind…

Mostafa Kheshti, Shuyue Lin, Xiaowei Zhao, Lei Ding, Minghui Yin, and Vladimir Terzija (2022)

Development of Modular Bioinspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Close Subsea Asset Inspection

Development of Modular Bioinspired Autonomous Underwater…

Wael Gorma, Mark A. Post, James White, James Gardner, Yang Luo, Jongrae Kim, Paul D. Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Marvin Wright and Qing Xiao (2021)

Performance of a plate-wave energy converter integrated in a floating breakwater. IET Renewable…

Performance of a plate-wave energy converter integrated in…

Zheng S, Meylan M, Zhang X, Iglesias G, Greaves D, (2021)

ROV launch and recovery from an unmanned autonomous surface vessel – Hydrodynamic modelling and…

ROV launch and recovery from an unmanned autonomous surface…

Zhao C, Thies P, Johanning L. (2021)

Feasibility of Very Large Floating Structure as Offshore Wind Foundation: Effects of Hinge Numbers…

Feasibility of Very Large Floating Structure as Offshore…

Zhang X, Lu D, Liang Y, Brennan F. (2021).

Vibration and power regulation control of a floating wind turbine with hydrostatic transmission.…

Vibration and power regulation control of a floating wind…

Tong X, Zhao X. (2021)

Extending limits for wave power absorption by axisymmetric devices. Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Extending limits for wave power absorption by axisymmetric…

Porter R, Zheng S, Greaves D, (2021)

A framework for processing wave buoy measurements in the presence of current. Applied Ocean…

A framework for processing wave buoy measurements in the…

Pillai A, Davey T, Draycott S. (2021).

Corrigendum: The effect of variable stiffness of tuna-like fish body and fin on swimming…

Corrigendum: The effect of variable stiffness of tuna-like…

Luo Y, Xiao Q, Shi G, Pan G, Chen D. (2021).

Water wave scattering by impermeable and perforated plates. Physics of Fluids.

Water wave scattering by impermeable and perforated plates.…

Liang H, Zheng S, Shao Y, Chua KH, Choo YS, Greaves D, (2021)

Episodic simple shear tests to measure strength changes for whole-life geotechnical design.…

Episodic simple shear tests to measure strength changes for…

Laham N, Kwa K, White D, Gourvenec S. (2021)

Analysis of the added mass term in soil bearing capacity problems. Géotechnique Letters.

Analysis of the added mass term in soil bearing capacity…

Kwa K, Weymouth G, White D, Martin C. (2021)

Numerical simulation of parametric resonance in point absorbers using a simplified model. IET…

Numerical simulation of parametric resonance in point…

Kurniawan, A., Tran, T.T., Brown, S., Eskilsson, C., Orszaghova, J. and Greaves, D. (2021)

Wave energy in the UK: Status review and future perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy…

Wave energy in the UK: Status review and future…

Jin, S. and Greaves, D. (2021)

Reliability of Wind Turbine Power Modules using High-Resolution Wind Data Reconstruction: A Digital…

Reliability of Wind Turbine Power Modules using…

Iosifidis N, Zhong Y, Hu B, Chen B, Ran L, Laksminarayana S, Jia C, McKeever P, Ng C (2021)

Compact floating wave energy converter arrays: Inter-device mooring connectivity and performance.…

Compact floating wave energy converter arrays: Inter-device…

Greaves, D., Howey, B., Iglesias, G., Collins, K, Hann, M, Gomes, R., Henriques, J. and Gato, L. (2021)

Quantitative comparison of environmental contour approaches. Ocean Engineering.

Quantitative comparison of environmental contour…

G de Hauteclocque, E Mackay, E Vanem. (2021).

A second benchmarking exercise on estimating extreme environmental conditions: methodology and…

A second benchmarking exercise on estimating extreme…

E Mackay, AF Haselsteiner, RG Coe, L Manuel. (2021).

The effect of serial correlation in environmental conditions on estimates of extreme events. Ocean…

The effect of serial correlation in environmental…

E Mackay, G de Hauteclocque, E Vanem, P Jonathan. (2021).

Round Robin Testing: Exploring Experimental Uncertainties through a Multifacility Comparison of a…

Round Robin Testing: Exploring Experimental Uncertainties…

Thomas Davey, Javier Sarmiento, Jérémy Ohana, Florent Thiebaut, Sylvain Haquin, Matthieu Weber, Sebastien Gueydon, Frances Judge, Eoin Lyden, Michael O’Shea, Roman Gabl, Laura-Beth Jordan, Martyn Hann, Daming Wang, Keri Collins, Daniel Conley, Deborah Greaves, David M. Ingram, Jimmy Murphy, (2021)

On the impact of motion-thrust coupling in floating tidal energy applications. Applied Energy.

On the impact of motion-thrust coupling in floating tidal…

Brown S, Ransley E, Xie N, Monk K, De Angelis G, Nicholls-Lee R, Greaves D. (2021)

Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modeling Task 10.4: Numerical Modeling of a Fixed Oscillating…

Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modeling Task 10.4:…

Harry Bingham, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kim Nielsen, Thanh Tran, Kyong-Hwan Kim, Sewan Park, Keyyong Hong, Hafiz Said, Thomas Kelly, John Ringwood, Robert Read, Edward Ransley, Scott Brown, Deborah Greaves, (2021)

Physical Modelling of the Effect on the Wave Field of the WaveCat Wave Energy Converter. Journal of…

Physical Modelling of the Effect on the Wave Field of the…

Allen J, Iglesias G, Greaves D, Miles J. (2021).

Long-term extreme response of an offshore turbine: How accurate are contour-based estimates? …

Long-term extreme response of an offshore turbine: How…

AF Haselsteiner, M Frieling, E Mackay, A Sander, K-D Thoben. (2021)

Aeroelastic Simulation of High-Aspect Ratio Wings with Intermittent Leading-Edge Separation

Aeroelastic Simulation of High-Aspect Ratio Wings with…

Yinan Wang, Xiaowei Zhao, Rafael Palacios, and Keisuke Otsuka (2021) AIAA Journal

Wind farm wake modeling based on deep convolutional conditional generative adversarial network

Wind farm wake modeling based on deep convolutional…

Jincheng Zhang and Xiaowei Zhao (2021)

Satellite data for the offshore renewable energy sector: Synergies and innovation opportunities

Satellite data for the offshore renewable energy sector:…

E. Medina-Lopez , D. McMillan, J. Lazic, E. Hart, S. Zen, A. Angeloudis, E. Bannon, J. Browell, S. Dorling, R.M. Dorrell, R. Forster, C. Old, G.S. Payne, G. Porteri, A. S. Rabaneda,, B. Sellar, E. Tapoglou, N. Trifonova, I.H. Woodhouse, A. Zampollo

Wave-turbulence separation at a tidal energy site with empirical orthogonal function analysis

Wave-turbulence separation at a tidal energy site with…

M.Togneri, I Masters, I.Fairley (2021)

Bayesian network modelling provides spatial and temporal understanding of ecosystem dynamics within…

Bayesian network modelling provides spatial and temporal…

Neda I.Trifonova, Beth E.Scott, Michela De Dominicis, James J.Waggitt, Judith Wolf (2021)

Three-Dimensional Spatiotemporal Wind Field Reconstruction Based on Physics-Informed Deep Learning

Three-Dimensional Spatiotemporal Wind Field Reconstruction…

Jincheng Zhang and Xiaowei Zhao

Wind Farm Power Generation Control via Double-Network-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning

Wind Farm Power Generation Control via Double-Network-Based…

Jingjie Xie, Hongyang Dong, Xiaowei Zhao, and Aris Karcanias (2021) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

A Phase Change Material Integrated Press Pack Power Module with Enhanced Overcurrent Capability for…

A Phase Change Material Integrated Press Pack Power Module…

Hai Ren, Weihua Shao, Li Ran, Gaofeng Hao, Lin Zhou, Philip Mawby, Huaping Stefan Jiang

Optimal Power Extraction of a Two-stage Tidal Turbine System Based on Backstepping Disturbance…

Optimal Power Extraction of a Two-stage Tidal Turbine…

X Yin and X Zhao, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 132, (2021)

Current Status and Future Trends in the Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Wind Turbines: A…

Current Status and Future Trends in the Operation and…

Giovanni Rinaldi, Philipp R. Thies, and Lars Johanning, Energies (2021)

Effect of variable stiffness of tuna-like fish body and fin on swimming performance

Effect of variable stiffness of tuna-like fish body and fin…

Yang Luo, Qing Xiao, Guangyu Shi, Guang Pan and Daoyi Chen (2020)

System integration and coupled effects of an OWT/WEC device

System integration and coupled effects of an OWT/WEC device

Chenyu Zhao, Philipp R. Thies, Qi Ye, Johanning Lars (2020)

A framework for processing wave buoy measurements in the presence of current

A framework for processing wave buoy measurements in the…

Ajit C.Pillai, Thomas Davey, Samuel Draycott (2020)

Wave scattering from multiple circular floating porous elastic plates, 35th IWWWFB will be held in…

Wave scattering from multiple circular floating porous…

Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Zhua, G., Greaves, D. and Iglesias, G (2020)

Wave power extraction by a submerged piezoelectric plate, Renew Conference, 12-15 October 2020…

Wave power extraction by a submerged piezoelectric plate,…

Zheng, S., Meylan, M.H., Greaves, D. and Iglesias, G (2020)

On the calibration of a WEC-Sim model for heaving point absorbers, 13th European Wave and Tidal…

On the calibration of a WEC-Sim model for heaving point…

Tosdevin, T., Giassi, M., Thomas, S., Engström, J.,Hann, M., Isberg, J., Göteman, M., Ransley, E., Musiedlak, P-H., Simmonds, D. and Greaves, D (2020)

Experimental testing of the performance and interference effects of a cross-stream array of tidal…

Experimental testing of the performance and interference…

McNaughton, J., Cao, B., Ettema, S., Zilic de Arcos, F.,  Vogel, C.R. & Willden, R.H.J. (2020)

Experimental investigations of the performance of a sidewall-constrained tidal turbine fence. RENEW…

Experimental investigations of the performance of a…

Ettema, S.,  McNaughton, J.,  Vogel, C.R. & Willden, R.H.J. (2020)

CFD-FSI analysis on motion control of bio-inspired underwater AUV System utilizing PID control, EEE…

CFD-FSI analysis on motion control of bio-inspired…

Wright M. Luo Y. Xiao Q. Post M. Gorma W. Durrant A. and Yue H. 2020

Multi-actuated AUV Body for Windfarm Inspection: Lessons from the Bio-inspired RoboFish Field…

Multi-actuated AUV Body for Windfarm Inspection: Lessons…

Wright M. Gorma W. Luo Y. Post M. Xiao Q. and Durrant A. (2020)

Effect of wind turbines and atmospheric stability on turbulent boundary layers. 73rd Annual Meeting…

Effect of wind turbines and atmospheric stability on…

Placidi, Hancock, Hayden (2020)

Wave scattering by a floating porous elastic plate of arbitrary shape: A semi-analytical study.…

Wave scattering by a floating porous elastic plate of…

Zheng S, Meylan M, Fan L, Greaves D, Iglesias G, (2020).

Feasibility Studies of a Converter-free Grid-connected Offshore Hydrostatic Wind Turbine. IEEE…

Feasibility Studies of a Converter-free Grid-connected…

Lin S, Zhao X, Tong X, (2020).

A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore wind floater concepts. Ocean Engineering

A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore…

Ioannou A, Liang Y, Jalón M, Brennan F. (2020)

Use of HF radar for replicating wave-current combined wave conditions for testing of wave energy…

Use of HF radar for replicating wave-current combined wave…

Wang D, Conley D, Hann M, Collins KM, Greaves D (2019)

Power extraction in regular and random waves from an OWC in hybrid wind-wave energy systems.

Power extraction in regular and random waves from an OWC in…

Michele S, Renzi E, Perez-Collazo, Greaves, Iglesias. (2019).

A numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of side walls on hydrodynamic model…

A numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of…

Xie N, Hann M, Pemberton R, Iglesias G, Greaves D, (2019).

A preliminary techno-economic comparison between a grid-connected and non-grid connected offshore…

A preliminary techno-economic comparison between a…

Ioannou A, Brennan F, (2019).

A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore wind floater concepts

A preliminary parametric techno-economic study of offshore…

Ioannou A, Liang Y, Jalón M L, and Brennan F, (2019).

ADV Preview Based Nonlinear Predictive Control for Maximizing Power Generation of a Tidal Turbine…

ADV Preview Based Nonlinear Predictive Control for…

X. Yin and X. Zhao, (2019).

Load and fatigue evaluation for 66kV floating offshore wind submarine dynamic power cable

Load and fatigue evaluation for 66kV floating offshore wind…

Philipp R. THIES, Magnus J HARROLD, Lars JOHANNING, Konstantinos GRIVAS, Georgios GEORGALLIS; FULGOR SA, Hellenic Cables (2019)

Work Package Video Updates

Our work is split into 10 areas known as Work Packages. Work packages 1-5 focus on our core research undertaken by the Supergen ORE Hub partner institutions, and Work Packages 6-10 provide the operational, development and funding elements of our work.

  • WP1
  • WP2
  • WP3
  • WP4
  • WP5

Demonstration of Scenarios

Demonstration of Scenarios

Henry Jeffrey - Work Package 1

Work Package 1 will define the characteristics of aspirational ORE deployment scenarios required to meet changing demand for the period from 2025 to 2050, with associated benefits, risks and research priorities.

Sites and Conditions

Sites and Conditions

Prof. David White - Work Package 2

Work Package 2 will establish a set of site and condition characteristics for use, by the Hub and the wider research community, as benchmarks to evaluate options for the array scale deployment of Offshore Renewable Energy technologies.

Integrated Modelling Across Scales

Integrated Modelling Across Scales

Dr Tim Stallard - Work Package 3

Work Package 3 will develop and validate models to support the confident prediction of Offshore Renewable Energy system performance, operation and environmental and societal impact.

Design for Future ORE Solutions

Design for Future ORE Solutions

Prof. Deborah Greaves OBE - Work Package 4

Work Package 4 will develop and validate methods and tools needed for the design and evaluation of future ORE technologies, enabling cost, risk and environmental impact reduction.

Floating ORE Structures

Floating ORE Structures

Prof. Feargal Brennan - Work Package 5

Work Package 5 will assess the potential of very large ORE structures, including floating offshore wind, and will address key technical challenges to the design, deployment and operation of such structures.

Flexible Funding

Our Flexible Funding Awards have been established to allow UK researchers to respond to a number of key offshore renewable energy (ORE) engineering challenges, and to support project areas that complement existing research, fill gaps, or add cross-cutting activities to explore the transfer of research findings between ORE sectors.

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

FASTWATER: Freely-Available mesoScale simulation Tool for Wave, Tides and Eddy Replication

FASTWATER: Freely-Available mesoScale simulation Tool for…

Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh

Submerged bi-axial fatigue analysis for flexible membrane Wave Energy Converters

Submerged bi-axial fatigue analysis for flexible membrane…

Lead Institution: Swansea University

Physics-informed machine learning for rapid fatigue assessments in offshore wind farms

Physics-informed machine learning for rapid fatigue…

Lead Institution: University of Hull

Cost Effective Methods of Installing Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Cost Effective Methods of Installing Offshore Wind…

Lead Institution: Aberdeen University

FORTUNE: Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Noise

FORTUNE: Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Noise

Lead Institution: Scottish Association of Marine Sciences

iDRIVE: Intelligent Driveability Forecasting for Offshore Wind Turbine Monopile Foundations

iDRIVE: Intelligent Driveability Forecasting for Offshore…

Lead Institution: Oxford University

SharEd Anchor Multidirectional Load Envelopes with Strength Synthesis (SEAMLESS)

SharEd Anchor Multidirectional Load Envelopes with Strength…

Lead Institution: Southampton University

Development of Thermoplastic Composite Tidal Blades for Enhanced End of Life Recycling and Lower…

Development of Thermoplastic Composite Tidal Blades for…

Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh

Impact of in-service oscillatory movement on insulation reliability of AC and DC cables serving…

Impact of in-service oscillatory movement on insulation…

Lead Institution: University of Manchester

Demonstrating a machine learning system to integrate metocean data, sensor networks, and model…

Demonstrating a machine learning system to integrate…

Lead Institution: University of Exeter

LoadTide

LoadTide

Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh

Investigation into the coupling of a wave energy converter with a reverse osmosis desalination plant

Investigation into the coupling of a wave energy converter…

Lead Institution: Queen’s University Belfast

A hybrid and scalable digital twin for intelligent direct drive powertrain condition monitoring

A hybrid and scalable digital twin for intelligent direct…

Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde

WTIMTS - Wave-Turbulence Interaction and Measurement for Tidal Stream

WTIMTS - Wave-Turbulence Interaction and Measurement for…

Lead Institution: Swansea University

Cable scour from fluid-seabed interactions in regions of mobile sedimentary bedforms

Cable scour from fluid-seabed interactions in regions of…

Lead Institution: Bangor University

V-SCORES (Validating Surface Currents at Offshore Renewable Energy Sites)

V-SCORES (Validating Surface Currents at Offshore Renewable…

Lead Institution: University of the Highlands and Islands

Advanced, Modular Power Take-Off Design for Marine Energy Converters

Advanced, Modular Power Take-Off Design for Marine Energy…

Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh

COrrosion And fatigue protection of offshore wind Turbine structures using additive manufacturing…

COrrosion And fatigue protection of offshore wind Turbine…

Lead Institution: Cranfield University

Smart piezoelectric metamaterials for partial discharge monitoring

Smart piezoelectric metamaterials for partial discharge…

Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde

Improved Models for Multivariate Metocean Extremes (IMEX)

Improved Models for Multivariate Metocean Extremes (IMEX)

Lead Institution: University of Exeter

Recycling Composite Wind Turbine Blade for High-Performance Composite Manufacturing

Recycling Composite Wind Turbine Blade for High-Performance…

Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde

Satellite Climate Observation for Offshore Renewable Energy Cost Reduction (SCORE)

Satellite Climate Observation for Offshore Renewable Energy…

Lead Institution: University of Edinburgh

Veers’ Extension to Non-neutral Incoming Winds (VENTI)

Veers’ Extension to Non-neutral Incoming Winds (VENTI)

Lead Institution: University of Surrey

Enhancing Control Capability of ORE Systems for Stress Management and Grid Support

Enhancing Control Capability of ORE Systems for Stress…

Lead Institution: University of Warwick

Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms

Novel Approaches for Physical Model Testing of Floating…

Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde

Accounting for Current in Wave Buoy Measurements

Accounting for Current in Wave Buoy Measurements

Lead Institution: University of Manchester

Flow measurement for accurate tidal turbine design

Flow measurement for accurate tidal turbine design

Lead Institution: University of Bath

Passive Control of Wave Induced Platform Motions for Semi-submersible FOWTs

Passive Control of Wave Induced Platform Motions for…

Lead Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

Autonomous Biomimetic Robot-fish for Offshore Wind Farm Inspection

Autonomous Biomimetic Robot-fish for Offshore Wind Farm…

Lead Institution: University of York

ALPHA: Numerical Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles Divided in Chalk

ALPHA: Numerical Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles Divided…

Lead Institution: Imperial College London

ECR Research Fund

The Early Career Researchers (ECR) Research Fund is designed to be a flexible research fund for ECRs to support small activities that either supports and develops existing research activities, or develops ECR skills further. Research activities should be aligned with the objectives of the Supergen ORE Hub and funded research is directed at offshore wind, wave or tidal energy research.

  • 2022 (March)
  • 2021 (October)
  • 2021 (March)
  • 2020 (October)
  • 2019 (October)

Assessment of Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics for LFAC Offshore Wind Transmission

Assessment of Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics for LFAC…

Dr Andrew Hopkins – University of Bristol

Synthetically Generated Database for Supporting Condition Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbine…

Synthetically Generated Database for Supporting Condition…

Dr Borong Hu – University of Cambridge

Industry internship at Eleven-I: combining smart-sensors and machine learning for offshore wind…

Industry internship at Eleven-I: combining smart-sensors…

Dr Robert Houseago – University of Hull

Optimisation and hydrodynamic analysis of a top-hinged wave energy converter

Optimisation and hydrodynamic analysis of a top-hinged wave…

Dr Emma Edwards and Dr Scott Brown – University of Plymouth

Hot Wire Velocimetry for Tidal Turbine Towing Tank Experiments

Hot Wire Velocimetry for Tidal Turbine Towing Tank…

Dr Sam Tucker Harvey, University of Oxford

Intelligent Fault-Tolerant Control of Offshore Wind Turbines via Deep Reinforcement Learning

Intelligent Fault-Tolerant Control of Offshore Wind…

Dr Hongyang Dong, University of Warwick and Dr Shuyue Lin, University of Hull

Anisotropic blockage for tidal turbines (AnisoTide)

Anisotropic blockage for tidal turbines (AnisoTide)

Dr James McNaughton, University of Oxford

Experimental rig for forced-motion study on tidal turbines

Experimental rig for forced-motion study on tidal turbines

Dr Amanda Smyth, University of Oxford

Fibre Optic Sensors for Dynamic Cable Condition Monitoring In Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Fibre Optic Sensors for Dynamic Cable Condition Monitoring…

Dr Kaushal Bhavsar, University of Hull

Proving a robust approach to assess bio-physical interactions with floating tidal turbines

Proving a robust approach to assess bio-physical…

Dr Lilian Lieber, Bryden Centre - Queen’s University Belfast

An investigation on the effect of early age cycling on grouted connections for offshore renewable…

An investigation on the effect of early age cycling on…

Dr Nikolaos Tziavos, Aston University

SMARTWAVE

SMARTWAVE

Dr Pal Schmitt, Queen’s University Belfast

An investigation on the effect of early age cycling on grouted connections for offshore renewable…

An investigation on the effect of early age cycling on…

Dr Nikolaos Tziavos, Aston University

Upgrade of Power-Electronic Grid Emulator to Multi-Channel System & High Current Continuous Power…

Upgrade of Power-Electronic Grid Emulator to Multi-Channel…

Dr Paul D. Judge and Dr Ross E. Mathieson, University of Edinburgh

Damage tolerant hybrid composites for safer and higher performance composite offshore wind turbine…

Damage tolerant hybrid composites for safer and higher…

Dr Stephanie Ordonez-Sanchez, University of Strathclyde

Dynamic Subsea Power Cables in Offshore Renewable Energy – the Impact of Marine Growth

Dynamic Subsea Power Cables in Offshore Renewable Energy –…

Dr Andrew Want, Heriot-Watt University

Industrial secondment for tank testing and validation of optimised wave energy converters

Industrial secondment for tank testing and validation of…

Dr Anna Garcia-Teruel, University of Edinburgh

Optimisation of Compact Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Power Electronics Converters for Offshore Wind Farms

Optimisation of Compact Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Power…

Dr Ian Laird and Dr Saeed Jahdi, University of Bristol

Analytical and experimental modelling of a floating/submerged elastic disk

Analytical and experimental modelling of a…

Dr Siming Zheng and Dr Simone Michele, University of Plymouth

Investigating the installation of innovative suction caisson anchors to support offshore renewable…

Investigating the installation of innovative suction…

Dr Moura Mehravar, Aston University

Measuring Wave Modulation by a Large Offshore Wind Farm

Measuring Wave Modulation by a Large Offshore Wind Farm

Dr David Christie, Bangor University

Directionally Spread Surface Wavepackets subject to an Abrupt Depth Transition (ADT)

Directionally Spread Surface Wavepackets subject to an…

Dr Samuel Draycott, University of Manchester

Multi-use platforms at sea (MUPS): an innovative way to manage offshore space and reduce coastal…

Multi-use platforms at sea (MUPS): an innovative way to…

Dr Jonathan Demmer, Bangor University

A Novel, Robust, Near-shore, Wave Energy Converter for Remote Communities

A Novel, Robust, Near-shore, Wave Energy Converter for…

Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee, University of Exeter

Parametric study for flapping foil system for harnessing wave energy

Parametric study for flapping foil system for harnessing…

Dr Liang Yang, Cranfield University

Innovative and cross-disciplinary wave energy research, aiming to develop a revolutionary Smart…

Innovative and cross-disciplinary wave energy research,…

Dr. Saishuai Dai and Dr. Liang Li, University of Strathclyde

Hygro-thermal effects on the translaminar fracture toughness of composite laminates

Hygro-thermal effects on the translaminar fracture…

Dr Ganapathi Ammasai Sengodan, University of Bristol

Hydrodynamic Performance and Survivability of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter…

Hydrodynamic Performance and Survivability of an…

Dr John Samuel, University of Plymouth

Development of an integrated anchor model via industry engagement

Development of an integrated anchor model via industry…

Dr Katherine Kwa, University of Southampton

Research stay at Johns Hopkins University (USA) to develop international collaborations

Research stay at Johns Hopkins University (USA) to develop…

Dr Pablo Ouro - Cardiff University

Going where modern technology cannot: novel adaptions of conventional approaches to record seabird…

Going where modern technology cannot: novel adaptions of…

Dr James Waggitt - Bangor University and Dr Shaun Fraser - University of the Highlands and Islands

Offshore floating foundations using self-sensing carbon fibre textile-reinforced concretes

Offshore floating foundations using self-sensing carbon…

Dr Shanshan Cheng - University of Plymouth

Structural health monitoring for wind turbine blades via graphene self-sensing adhesive layer…

Structural health monitoring for wind turbine blades via…

Marzena Pawlik - University of Derby and Dr Maozhou Meng - University of Plymouth

Aeroelastic Modelling and Predictive Control of a 20-MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Aeroelastic Modelling and Predictive Control of a 20-MW…

Dr Yinan Wang - University of Warwick

Let’s be blunt and drop the mic! An experimental study of very thick flatback airfoils

Let’s be blunt and drop the mic! An experimental study of…

Dr Marinos Manolesos - Swansea University

Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Dynamic Braking System for Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Farms

Wide-Bandgap-Enabled Dynamic Braking System for Grid…

Dr Saeed Jahdi - University of Bristol

Industrial secondment to INEA, the leading Slovenian company in the field of manufacturing…

Industrial secondment to INEA, the leading Slovenian…

Giovanni Rinaldi - Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Events and Outreach

The Supergen ORE Hub engages with various stakeholders through the use of varied and high-impact engagement and outreach activities. These activities have raised the profile of the Hub and have helped to communicate and disseminate ORE research.

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

Supergen ORE Hub - Autumn Assembly

Supergen ORE Hub - Autumn Assembly

University of Oxford, Bernard Sunley Building, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3UJ - 29 September 2022 (all day)

Supergen ORE Hub - ECR Autumn Forum

Supergen ORE Hub - ECR Autumn Forum

University of Oxford, Bernard Sunley Building, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3UJ - 28 September 2022 (all day)

Green Man Festival 2022

Green Man Festival 2022

Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, Wales - 18 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

9th PRIMaRE Conference 2022

9th PRIMaRE Conference 2022

University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall - 6 July 2022 to 7 July 2022

Tidal Turbine Benchmarking Project: Opening Workshop

Tidal Turbine Benchmarking Project: Opening Workshop

Online - 30 June 2022

EPSRC engineering net zero week

EPSRC engineering net zero week

Online and at Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ - 20 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing

International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing

Bologna, Italy - 8 June 2022 to 9 June 2022

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum - Next steps for developing UK offshore wind…

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum - Next…

Online - 7 June 2022

All Energy 2022

All Energy 2022

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW - 11 May 2022 to 12 May 2022

6th Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts

6th Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts

Hotel Zuiderdui, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands - 4 April 2022 to 5 April 2022

From the wind to the tide - closing workshop

From the wind to the tide - closing workshop

Online - 3 February 2022

Supergen ORE Hub Fourth Annual Assembly

Supergen ORE Hub Fourth Annual Assembly

Online - 18 January 2022 to 20 January 2022

Supergen ORE Hub Fourth Early Career Researchers Forum

Supergen ORE Hub Fourth Early Career Researchers Forum

Online - 18 January 2022 (all day)

COP26 live-stream: Net zero energy systems? A Supergen 'Fishbowl' Conversation

COP26 live-stream: Net zero energy systems? A Supergen…

Online - 4 November 2021

COP26: Supergen ORE Hub in the Green Zone

COP26: Supergen ORE Hub in the Green Zone

Glasgow Science Centre - 1 November 2021 (all day)

Voyage of Discovery - a FUTURES2021 event

Voyage of Discovery - a FUTURES2021 event

Market Hall, Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS - 25 September 2021

Aura CDT Conference in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment

Aura CDT Conference in Offshore Wind Energy and the…

Aura Innovation Centre, Bridgehead Business Park, Meadow Road, Kingston upon Hull HU13 0GD - 20 September 2021 to 21 September 2021

EWTEC 2021 & Supergen ORE Hub side events

EWTEC 2021 & Supergen ORE Hub side events

Online and at the University of Plymouth - 5 September 2021 to 6 September 2021

Supergen Net Zero Conference

Supergen Net Zero Conference

Online - 1 September 2021 (all day)

Einstein's Garden - Green Man Festival 2021

Einstein's Garden - Green Man Festival 2021

Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales. - 18 August 2021 to 19 August 2021

Offshore Renewable Energy themed events: University of Plymouth Research Festival

Offshore Renewable Energy themed events: University of…

Virtual - 1 July 2021 (all day)

G7 Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) Conference

G7 Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) Conference

Falmouth Hotel and Virtual Event - 11 June 2021

Health and Safety Research in Offshore Renewables Workshop

Health and Safety Research in Offshore Renewables Workshop

Virtual - 11 May 2021

Foundations for Ireland UK Floating Wind

Foundations for Ireland UK Floating Wind

Online event - 12 March 2021

International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day 2021

Online - 8 March 2021 (all day)

Supergen Early Career Researchers cross-hub webinar (second webinar)

Supergen Early Career Researchers cross-hub webinar (second…

Online - 3 March 2021

Cross-Hub Workshop: Robotics for Offshore Renewable Energy: Surveying, Inspection and Maintenance

Cross-Hub Workshop: Robotics for Offshore Renewable Energy:…

Online - 23 February 2021

De risking consenting of tidal arrays – are we nearly there yet?

De risking consenting of tidal arrays – are we nearly there…

Online, Marine Energy Wales Conference - 29 January 2021

Decarbonising Maritime Workshop

Decarbonising Maritime Workshop

Online - 25 January 2021

Third Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researcher Forum

Third Supergen ORE Hub Early Career Researcher Forum

Online - 19 January 2021 to 21 January 2021

Supergen ORE Hub Third Annual Assembly

Supergen ORE Hub Third Annual Assembly

Online - 18 January 2021 to 22 January 2021

Global Science Show & FUTURES2020

Global Science Show & FUTURES2020

Online - 28 November 2020

Global Offshore Wind 2020 - route to net zero

Global Offshore Wind 2020 - route to net zero

Online - 28 October 2020 to 29 October 2020

Supergen Cross-Hub Workshops

Supergen Cross-Hub Workshops

Virtual - 27 October 2020 (all day)

Well-being and working from home (Supergen cross-hub ECR webinar)

Well-being and working from home (Supergen cross-hub ECR…

Online - 2 July 2020

Supergen cross-hub ECR webinar

Supergen cross-hub ECR webinar

Online - 23 June 2020

Wave Energy Roadmapping Workshop

Wave Energy Roadmapping Workshop

Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, Devon, UK - 28 January 2020

University of Plymouth Science and Technology Showcase

University of Plymouth Science and Technology Showcase

University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK - 22 January 2020 (all day)

Supergen ORE Hub Second Annual Assembly

Supergen ORE Hub Second Annual Assembly

University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre - 6 November 2019 (all day)

UK-US Wind Aspirations Workshop

UK-US Wind Aspirations Workshop

Boston, USA - 3 October 2019 (all day)

European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2019

European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 2019

Napoli, Italy - 1 September 2019 (all day)

Einstein’s Garden – Green Man Festival 2019

Einstein’s Garden – Green Man Festival 2019

Green Man Festival, Wales, UK - 15 August 2019 (all day)

Hydrogen and the offshore energy system (Global Offshore Wind 2019)

Hydrogen and the offshore energy system (Global Offshore…

ExCeL London, UK - 26 June 2019 (all day)

Houses of Parliament Joint Supergen Launch Event

Houses of Parliament Joint Supergen Launch Event

Houses of Parliament, London, UK - 17 June 2019

OMAE

OMAE

Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - 9 June 2019 (all day)

All Energy 2019

All Energy 2019

SEC, Glasgow, UK - 14 May 2019 to 16 May 2019

Supergen ORE Hub First Annual Assembly

Supergen ORE Hub First Annual Assembly

University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK - 22 January 2019 (all day)

First Supergen ORE Hub ECR Network Forum

First Supergen ORE Hub ECR Network Forum

University of Plymouth, Plymouth ,UK - 21 January 2019 (all day)

Joint Workshop with Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH)

Joint Workshop with Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH)

London, UK - 5 July 2018 (all day)

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