Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Testing Services

As wind farms continue to be deployed further offshore and into deeper waters with increasingly challenging conditions, ORE Catapult’s offshore anemometry platform enables clients to test, calibrate and validate remote sensor technologies in a representative Round 3 environment.

Clients can prove reliability, data availability and performance, as well as evaluate environmental conditions, observe marine conditions and collect wildlife data for R&D purposes.

  • Hosting floating lidar trials
  • Data licensing for wind and ocean conditions
  • Consenting and permitting
  • Project support
  • Collaborative R&D projects
  • SME product development support
  • Hosting instrumentation and monitoring of new equipment
  • Providing third-party validation reports


Lidar Verification

Lidar test at Levenmouth

Wood’s Galion lidar undergoing testing at Levenmouth.

Our onshore met mast at Levenmouth enables the testing, calibration and verification of onshore lidar systems. With access to high-quality wind resources and environmental data, developers and manufacturers can compare and verify new remote sensing techniques against traditional methods. Contact our Data and Digital team to find out more.


NOAH Offshore Anemometry Platform

Located 3nm off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, the National Offshore Anemometry Hub (NOAH) providing wind resource and environmental data to validate new remote sensing techniques.


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Marine Case Management System



ORE Catapult's facilities are a significant enabler to accessing the UK's vast offshore resources.

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