Opportunities for Remote Autonomous Systems in the Offshore Energy Sector

Website visit Address Virtual Event Start February 25, 2021 - 9:00 am End February 25, 2021 -11:30 am

This event is promoted in collaboration with:

  • Marine-i, a part-funded ERDF project, helping marine technology businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through research, development and innovation.
  • OPIN, a cross-sectoral collaborative network that aims to accelerate the growth of the ocean energy sector and its supply chains across the partner regions of Ireland, the UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany.


Session.1. Presentations – Opportunities for RAS in the Offshore Energy sector. Building a cost and carbon benefit case.


9-9.10am – Introductions – PERISCOPE, MI, OPIN – Neil Farrington, ORE Catapult

9.10am-9.20am – ORE Catapult – RAS projects, Testing and Services – Hamish MacDonald, ORE Catapult

9.20am-9.30am – Use cases for RAS in the Offshore Energy Sector – Lewis Stevenson, ORE Catapult

9.30 – 9.40 am – “A benchmark for decarbonising O&M vessel emissions”. –- Anthony Gray, ORE Catapult

9.40-9.55am – PERISCOPE & COMPASS activity – Building a cost and carbon benefit case for RAS – Anthony Gray & Hamish MacDonald, ORE Catapult

9.55-10am – RAS workshop introductions – Neil Farrington, ORE Catapult

Coffee Break – 10mins


Session.2. Workshops – 10.10am-11.30am

20 mins/session with discussion and Q&A

Workshop 1 – How to Validate Offshore Energy Robotics and Autonomous Systems


This workshop will investigate some of the needs, challenges and opportunities in validating Offshore RAS systems – Mathew Hadden, ORE Catapult

Workshop 2 – Residency for O&M (topside and subsea)


This workshop will investigate the potential for residency offshore. What does this unlock un terms of frequency and quality of operations? What are the cost implications and what enabling technology is required?

Dan Sumner – ORE Catapult

Workshop 3 – Offshore Wind Consenting technology


This workshop will investigate technologies that have the potential to optimise consenting. How can machine learning improve environmental monitoring? How can unmanned platforms gather critical information? Can we improve the state of the art around UXO removal?

Alex Louden, ORE Catapult

Workshop 4 – Smart Logistics for renewables


This workshop will investigate technologies that have the potential to optimise logistics and parts transfer. Are there smarter ways of running vessel management systems? What role do UAVs have with parts transfer? How do we improve port-side operations.

Daniel Allington – ORE Catapult

Please note that this session will be recorded.



Download the presentations below.


Consenting Technologies Alex Dan_Allingotn_Periscope (002) Dan_Sumner_20210222_Periscope Lewis Stevenson RAS Event Slides PERISCOPE – FloatingWindAndWaveRAS Hamish PERISCOPE – OM Vessel Emissions Anthony Gray PERISCOPE + ORE CATAPULT – RAS event intro Neil Periscope RAS-presentation Matthew HAdden PERISCOPE_ORE Catapult – RAS projects_HM_25022021

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