Met Office Modelling Offshore Wind Data for Crown Estate
The Met Office is supplying new modelled datasets for the UK’s offshore wind resource to The Crown Estate.
The Met Office said the new data is more accurate than previous modelled datasets and backed up by 30 years of historic data. It provides a higher resolution picture of the UK’s offshore wind resource that will help to inform offshore wind farm planning and development.
By making the dataset freely available on their Marine Data Exchange, The Crown Estate hopes to contribute towards the sustainable development of the seabed, to unlock value and help reduce the costs of offshore wind for the industry.
Patrick Sachon, Head of Renewables at the Met Office said: “We hope this dataset will be used extensively by the industry; increasing understanding of our offshore wind resource and enabling it to be exploited fully.”
This modelled data builds upon the recently published on-site offshore wind measurement data published by The Crown Estate and adds to the major collection of surveys and technical information already available through the Marine Data Exchange.
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