The UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will host two European Space Agency ambassadors in Glasgow as part of a project to identify and facilitate offshore energy needs that can be fulfilled and supported by space assets.
The space agency ambassadors – Callum Norrie and Kevin Worrall – will encourage potential partners to engage with the space agency programmes and help bidders get projects accepted, acting as a liaison between final users and partners who are interested in providing a service using multiple space assets.
Mike Newman, Innovation Manager, ORE Catapult, said: “Offshore energy represents a key market for the satellite applications industry. At ORE Catapult, we provide an ideal location and in depth knowledge of the offshore renewable energy market specifically. This gives the space ambassadors a good insight into a large part of the wider offshore energy sectors.
“We will work with the space ambassadors to explore ways in which satellites can be used to drive forward the development of the UK’s offshore renewable energy industry and the wider offshore energy market”.
Ambassador Worrall added: “There are strong synergies between the work of the Ofshore Catapult and the ESA Offshore Energy Ambassador Platform, and a pressing need to ensure that UK-based initiatives across the offshore energy and space sectors are coordinated and promoted.”