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Announcements

Latest Offshore Wind Report signals a bright future for the sectors

06/06/2017

We have published our 5th annual Offshore Wind Operational Report, with the latest data signalling a bright future for the sector.

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New report reveals better outlook for UK offshore wind speed variability

28/03/2017

A new study into the UK’s offshore wind resource has revealed that variability in wind speeds is significantly lower than previously understood.

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Marine Data Exchange expands by 20%, further supporting research and development

20/12/2016

Over 500 new surveys have been added to The Crown Estate's Marine Data Exchange since 2015, delivering a 22% increase in total available data.

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Crown Estate welcomes consent decision for Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm

17/08/2016

We have welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.

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New scheme to record underwater finds and protect the UK’s marine heritage

19/07/2016

A scheme to help protect the nation’s marine heritage by encouraging the recording of archaeological and historical objects found by marine users in English and Welsh waters will be launched at the British Museum in London today.

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Global Offshore 2015: offshore wind overview and UK wind resource dataset with improved accuracy published

23/06/2015

The Crown Estate has today launched two pieces of work for the UK’s offshore wind industry: a report reviewing the performance of the UK’s operational offshore wind portfolio, and a high resolution modelled dataset for wind resource.

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Crown Estate publishes major offshore data

27/05/2015

We have published a vast collection of new offshore data and information on our online Marine Data Exchange (MDE). This data - totalling over 11.5 terabytes (TB) - has been gathered from a wide range of surveys and technical studies from the former Celtic Array offshore wind project off the coast of Anglesey in Wales, and from the First Flight Wind offshore wind project off the coast of County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Marine Data Exchange publishes new open data from Bristol Channel

02/09/2014

The Crown Estate has today published a wealth of data and information gathered from the former Atlantic Array offshore wind project in the Bristol Channel through its online resource, the Marine Data Exchange.

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Leasing round to accelerate testing of emerging offshore wind technologies, including floating

12/06/2013

We have announced a new leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.

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The Crown Estate launches new wave and tidal knowledge hub

24/04/2013

The Crown Estate today launched a new website to support industry collaboration in the emerging wave and tidal industry. Called the Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network, the website will make it easier for organisations to share information with each other and help deliver industry growth.

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