5G testbed for marine innovation funded in Plymouth Smart Sound

A new network of high-speed mobile data connectivity off the coast of Plymouth will put the SW at the very forefront of marine innovation. Plymouth’s Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) has been awarded £1.8 million of grant funding for the network from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSW LEP) Growth Deal […]

Boost for South West’s floating offshore wind ambitions

Plans to build floating windfarms in the Celtic Sea to generate clean power and create thousands of green jobs have taken a major step forward after being shortlisted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The South West Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator project has been chosen to work up a detailed bid for over £30m of […]

Cyber-SHIP Lab

Maritime Cyber Security at the University of Plymouth Cyber-Ship Lab. Since confirmation of £3-million combined Research England and industry funding in January, the University of Plymouth Maritime Cyber Threat Research Group’s Cyber-SHIP Lab project has made significant progress. The growing team (which is recruiting) is creating a world-first, unique platform for Maritime Cyber Security, on […]

TIGER supply chain events get underway

TIGER is an Anglo-French collaboration to drive the development of Tidal Stream Energy in UK and French waters, specifically driving Tidal Energy Supply Chain innovation and opportunty from outside the sector. It is led by Maritime UK South West Strategic partner, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, (OREC). 9th July saw the first in a series […]

Online supply chain database for Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind

Total and Simply Blue Energy joint venture Blue Gem Wind has launched an online supply chain database for its 96MW Erebus floating offshore wind demonstration project in the Celtic Sea. The database will enable onshore and offshore suppliers to add their company details, services and record their capabilities. Maritime UK South West will be working […]

MarLab Marine Autonomous Surface Ships Data Project

MarLab Marine Autonomous Surface Ships Data has been created by Falmouth based Solis Marine Engineering, working with delivery partner MariTrace, the UK’s first data trial on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to unlock the potential for the future development of Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). MASS stakeholders have been testing a prototype data […]