A pioneering fresh approach aimed at pitching space data to assist the development of renewable energy sites, like floating offshore wind, has received a supportive nod from Marine-i which is an ambitious programme structured to promote innovation in the marine technology sector in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
The brainchild of the project is 4EI, a company that has a confirmed visible record of commercializing space-based data and camping services into various industries. Space data can offer a large scope for information that can assist in mitigating costs in and around offshore assets. The Satellite Earth Observation can pitch invaluable data and facts on a multitude of indicators, weather, sea state and other parameters.
According to the Chief Technical Officer of 4EI, Richard Flemmings, the main aim is to create a fresh marine data management system and analysis service which will primarily target the quick development of floating offshore wind opportunity in the Celtic sea. The refining and enlarging system functioning and effectiveness alongside the identification of captious market opportunities will initiate direct savings in cost, carbon savings, augmenting the competitiveness in the market and amplifying the penetration into the low carbon energy generation market.
4EI approached the Marine-i project so as to procure its support and assistance for the important first threshold of the project, which is the identification of innovative Earth Observation data sources and lining these up with traditional and bankable consenting facts. This stage in research will scale up the commercialization plot for merging space data and services into the Offshore Renewable sector.
According to Neil Farrington , Marine-i partner, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, there is a thrilling opportunity to commercialize the use of Earth Observation information in the offshore energy sector with the development of floating offshore winds in the Celtic sea. This utilization of space data could assist in shoving away the traditional methods of data accumulation from the environment which is majorly dependent on vessels and aircrafts producing high-level emissions