07 February 2019 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

The ORE Supergen Hub is a network for universities working on wave, tidal and offshore wind research. It launched its new programme on 21-22 January, under the leadership of Prof. Deborah Greaves at the University of Plymouth.

EMEC’s International Development Manager, Rob Flynn, attended the kick-off conference to check out the latest offshore renewables research coming from Britain’s world-leading universities, and find opportunities for the Periscope network.

The ORE Supergen programme is creating a ‘research landscape’ through the programme. This will have three purposes:

1)    Map the on-going research projects in MRE and help disseminate their information

2)    Feed industry needs back to Supergen and universities as research challenges

3)    Prioritise research for ‘Flexible Fund’

Presentations at the conference featured key programmes which link in with Supergen, relevant industrial research programmes, and an overview of Supergen’s Early Career Research Network.


As well as a site visit to Plymouth’s COAST test tank, there was also a research poster competition, of which our intrepid Periscope-er was one of four judges. The winning poster was by Dr Ed Mackay of the University of Exeter, who presented work on the use of porous materials for motion damping of floating offshore wind turbines. Congrats Ed.

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