Supergen ORE Hub Autumn Assembly - Offshore Renewable Energy: Towards 2030 and beyond for Net Zero

29 September 2022, hosted by St Catherine's College at the University of Oxford

About the Autumn Assembly

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub organise an Annual Assembly to give an opportunity to those working in the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors the chance to explore and debate cutting-edge research, find out about the latest opportunities and challenges in offshore renewable energy technologies, and network with the offshore renewable community, including academics, industry professionals and policymakers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Annual Assemblies in January 2021 and 2022 were held virtually. In 2022 we organised an additional Assembly to give people the opportunity to come together to meet and network in person. This 2022 Autumn Assembly showcased and celebrated ORE research, and was a chance to review and update our Research Landscape, as well as plan for future activities to support ORE towards 2030 and beyond.

Assembly resources


Watch a recording of the live session from Professor Deborah Greaves OBE - Supergen ORE Hub Director (University of Plymouth), and view PDF of slides.

Keynote speaker

Watch a recording of the live keynote session from Huub den Rooijen - Managing Director, Marine (The Crown Estate).

Overview of core research in the Supergen ORE Hub

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You can find out more about our core research and work packages in the brochure here

How do we engage/bring the public along with the transition to net zero and grow and sustain the workforce needed, ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a core element, to 2030 and beyond?

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  • Chair: Prof. Dave White - University of Southampton
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  • Prof. Jim Gilbert - University of Hull
  • Sue Barr - Chair Marine Energy Council
  • Tim Camp - Director of Turbine Engineering - ABL Group
  • Adam Morrison - Chair and Project Director for Moray West Offshore Wind Farm - Ocean Winds
  • Ross Wigg - Lead Industrial Partner for the Supergen ORE Hub
  • Prof. Peter Robertson - Professor of Chemical Engineering, QUB

Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funded projects

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The links below will navigate you to individual project pages, where you can view various reports, blogs, videos, and slide decks for each project.

The following projects were not able to present at the Autumn Assembly, but provided pre-recorded videos:

You can find out more about all our Flexible Funded projects on our impact page

How do we accelerate learning and sharing of best practice in ORE through international collaboration and what is the role of the Supergen ORE Hub in providing research leadership for ORE to achieve targets for 2030, 2050 and beyond?

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  • Chair: Prof. Tim Stallard - University of Manchester
  • Megan Smith - Head of Offshore Wind Advisory, Carbon Trust
  • Paul McKeever – Head of Electrical Research, ORE Catapult | View a PDF of slides
  • Benjamin Child – DNV GL | View a PDF of slides
  • Isabella Panovic - Senior Portfolio Manager – Energy & Decarbonisation, EPSRC | View a PDF of slides
  • Jeremy Thake - Independent Tidal Energy Consultant | View a PDF of slides

Additional and new ORE research projects and programmes

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  • Prof Maurizio Collu, University of Strathclyde - Ocean-REFuel project
    View a PDF of slides
  • Dr PuiWah Wong, University of Edinburgh - The Offshore Renewable Energy Roadmap 2030
    View a PDF of slides
  • Dr Matthew Allmark, Cardiff University - Multi Energy Vector Demonstration Project Feasibility Study: Decarbonising Shipping Utilising Renewable Hydrogen
    View a PDF of slides
  • Dr Mostafa Kheshti, University of Warwick - Offshore wind energy integration via liquid air energy storage system
    View a PDF of slides
  • Lachlan Orr, Imperial College London - A Drone Platform for Autonomous Inspection and Repair of ORE Devices
    View a PDF of slides

EPSRC Marine Wave Energy projects

What changes are needed within policy to enable targets for 2030 and beyond to be achieved within the context of ORE?

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  • Chair: Prof. Deborah Greaves - Supergen ORE Hub Director, University of Plymouth
  • Henry Jeffrey - Supergen IRE Hub Co-Director, University of Edinburgh
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  • Si Dilks - Head of Nuclear and Renewables, BEIS
    View PDF of slides
  • Steve Jermy – CEO, Celtic Sea Power
    View PDF of slides
  • Capt. Panagiotis Stavrakakis - Head, Centre of Organisational Health and Wellbeing at HSE Science and Research Centre
    View PDF of slides
  • Jim Fleming – Head of Energy, EPSRC

Early Career Researcher Posters

The Assembly showcased 21 posters from our Early Career Researcher Community with prizes being awarded to the following:

  • Third place: Karim Ali (University of Manchester) - “Wind Farm Parameterisation in WRF”
  • Second place: Dr Sam Tucker Harvey and Dr Xiaosheng Chen (University of Oxford) - “Unsteady Loading Tidal Benchmarking Project”
  • First place: Markella Zormpa (University of Oxford) - “Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Wind Turbine Wakes”

You can view a booklet of all the ECR abstracts and posters here.

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