The University of Exeter (UNEXE)
Exeter is amongst the top 150 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and is involved in more than 100 Horizon 2020 projects. The University of Exeter has over 20 years’ experience in wave analysis, resource modelling, marine hydrodynamics, moorings, testing, reliability engineering, installation, offshore operations and maintenance. The offshore renewable energy research is implemented through the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) group that was formed at the Penryn Campus in 2005 and has now expanded to some 35 academics, post-doctoral researchers, post graduate students and support staff. It is a core partner in several UK and European offshore energy research project, sponsored by EPSRC, NERC, Innovate UK, ETI & EU-FP7 and EU-H2020. Offshore renewable research is conducted by the Centre of Ocean Technology with a focus towards offshore renewable energy mooring and foundation systems and offshore renewable reliability, as well as development of offshore test sites and field measurement techniques. The research expertise was successfully translated into operational and analytical tools, such as Mermaid marine operations software, was a key partner in the recent DTOcean, Oceanet, CORES, Marinet1 projects and currently involved in the H2020 OPERA and Marinet2 projects.
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