Supergen ORE Hub powers up for first event

30 Nov 2018

The new Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub is up and running and will be holding their first annual assembly in Plymouth on 22nd January. Central to the hub’s aspirations are a more coordinated approach to academic ORE research, making that research more accessible and useful to the wider ORE community and developing the next generation of ORE researchers.

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the hub is a consortium of 10 leading UK Universities. The hub brings together offshore wind, wave and tidal energy research, with the ambition to improve the sharing of knowledge and expertise across complementary technologies. 

Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, and Director of the hub comments “We’re thrilled that EPSRC has chosen to continue funding research in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy through the Supergen ORE Hub. By bringing these disciplines together, we will be ensuring the research being undertaken is useful and available - not just within the research community, but to all ORE stakeholders.”  

As well as hearing more about the hub, the annual assembly in January will offer delegates the chance to explore and debate cutting-edge research challenges and trends with a panel of experts. Topics discussed will include floating wind, future energy networks, wave power, and whole system approaches. The event also presents an unrivaled opportunity to network with the ORE research community and industry.  

Prof. Greaves continued, “We are looking forward to welcoming the ORE community to Plymouth and discussing the key topics in advancing the ORE sector.”

Visit www.supergen-ore.net to register for the Assembly event and to sign-up to the Supergen ORE Hub newsletter.