Offshore wind is a rapidly growing sector, therefore the need for continuous research is essential to gain vital knowledge and insight to help reduce costs and to ensure the offshore economy is as efficient as possible. To support the industry’s growth, the University of Hull and Aura have taken an innovative approach in knowledge exchange and providing access to sector-leading academic research.



Dr Robert Dorrell
University Research Fellow, University of Hull

Creating an innovative tool to support growth in the UK offshore wind sector

Sourcing and keeping up to date with research development is time intensive and requires specialist knowledge. To ensure sustainable sector growth and to retain the UK’s position as a world leader in offshore wind, businesses require up to date specialist knowledge in order to stay ahead of the curve.

By recognising an opportunity to support the industry, the University of Hull and Aura have created an online tool in which businesses can keep up with cutting edge sector research, enabling access to state-of-the-art science.



Collaborating with world leading academics and businesses, we created an online resource like no other.

Created to strengthen the connection between academia and industry, the Offshore Wind Library (OWL) is specially designed as an efficient and essential tool in the development of offshore wind. Driven by collaboration and co-creation, businesses can keep up to date with the latest advances in offshore wind research, as well as having the opportunity to review and rate the relevancy of research papers.

With a recommended reading database, the ability to access to cutting edge research has never been easier. By using OWL, businesses can keep up to date with the latest advances in the offshore wind sector, ensuring they’re at the forefront of any developments in scientific research and knowledge. With world leading research on a range of sector topics, from marine environments to structural components, OWL is an essential tool for any forward-thinking businesses or academic involved in the offshore wind sector.



Academic and industrial collaboration to drive advances in the offshore wind sector

Supporting industry growth and innovation, OWL will connect businesses with the latest research to equip them with the knowledge to make advancements and overcome sector challenges.  Due to launch in 2020, OWL has received interest from over 35 businesses.

A specialist recommended reading database provides searchable sector relevant scientific articles, alongside summaries which translate academic findings to tangible business solutions. OWL is a tool which enables businesses to gain a competitive edge, ensuring they’re the first to know about any scientific or technological advances in the offshore wind sector.

Competitively priced platinum, gold, silver membership packages will be available to suit the size and needs of your business.

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