25 Mar University of Exeter
University of Exeter
Keywords: Renewable energy,Offshore wind energy,tidal energy,wave energy, mooring systems,ocean energy,Blue Growth,Blue Economy
The EMPS is currently engaged in a series of EU wide (H2020, Interreg) and national project clusters in the field of renewable energy and boosting Blue Growth:
- The University of Exeter is a core partner of The United Kingdom Centre for Marine Renewable Energy (UKCMER) is a virtual centre, funded under RCUK’s Energy Programme’s SUPERGEN initiative that aims at coordinating Research in the renewable electricity generation using the power of the waves, tidal currents and floating wind turbines.
- Marine-i is a £9.3m project focused on four interconnected themes: marine energy, marine manufacturing, maritime operations and marine environmental technologies. It aims to stimulate and support business-led and market-driven research and development and innovation to drive productivity and the exploitation of new market opportunities.
- MaRINET2 is an EU Horizon 2020 €10.5 million project which includes 39 organisations, representing some of the top offshore renewable energy testing facilities in Europe and globally. The project depends on strong international ties across Europe and draws on the expertise and participation of 13 countries. Two facilities at Exeter are supported through this infrastructure project: the Falmouth Bay test site (FaBTest) and the Dynamic Marine Component test facility (DMaC).
The University of Exeter has over 20 years’ experience in offshore renewable energy, including wave analysis; marine hydrodynamics; resource modelling; moorings; testing; reliability engineering; offshore installation, monitoring, operations and maintenance.
Research and investigation facilities of the EMPS includes:
- Falmouth Bay pre-consented test site
- Dynamic Marine Component test facility for components in offshore applications (DMaC)
- Dedicated research vessel
- Wave buoys and acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) for wave measurement
Prof. Lars Johanning -Research Lead – Professor of Ocean Technology
Prof. Philipp Thies -Associate Professor – Renewable Energy
Dr. Daniel Depellegrin -Research Fellow
Dr. Alexander Allen -Director of Research at the Business School in Cornwall