Data Pilot Projects

Our Data Pilots programme is designed to help data owners kick-start innovation through exploring data and developing proof of concepts, as well as capturing and understanding common data challenges facing the offshore wind sector.


Commissioned by The Crown Estate, the programme is a recognition that data owner/operators in the offshore wind industry are struggling with the immense data volume being generated and not fully exploiting modern digital technologies. There is significant potential for operational efficiency gains and cost reduction underpinned by innovations in data use and digital systems. The barriers to getting value from the operational data are typically either resource/capability bottlenecks or an inability for larger organisations to innovate and try new approaches/processes.

Data Pilot Projects

Each Data Pilot involves an industrial partner providing a specific data and digital challenge. Our Data & Digitalisation Team tackle the challenge by through employing modern digital techniques. Specific project outputs can include prototype applications, scripts and interactive dashboards to solve a particular problem statement.

ORE Catapult’s Data & Digitalisation Team comprise information system experts, data scientists, mechanical engineers, naval architects and project engineers. The team seek digital transformation projects and opportunities that will either enhance the digital maturity of the renewables industry or enrich ORE Catapult’s knowledge and capabilities in the field of digital transformation.

Contact Our Team

Dr Conaill Soraghan

O&M Systems Team Leader

Email Dr Conaill Soraghan

0333 004 1345

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Conaill leads the Catapult’s Data & Digitalisation team. He is passionate about supporting the renewables industry realise a successful digital transformation and extracting the full potential from digital technology, data and information.

His track record includes technical lead for SPARTA, the world’s first offshore wind benchmarking platform, and the management and development of a team of data specialists and engineers.

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