Offshore wind

Our research is helping to further establish the Humber region as an offshore wind centre of excellence.

Led by the University of Hull with partners from industry, and other universities, as well as local, regional and national government,  Aura is a catalyst for collaboration. Bringing together partners to support the continued development of the offshore wind industry and to enhance the UK’s international leadership position in the sector. Aura’s mission of delivering low carbon innovation through collaboration fosters world-leading multidisciplinary innovation and research, combined with a deep understanding of the skills required to support the sector’s development. 


AURA awarded ERDF funding for Renewable Energy Innovation Centre

Aura announced that it has secured major funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of £4 million to build the Aura Innovation Centre (AIC), as well as provide a programme of innovation support for Humber-based SMEs.

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International study to reduce impact of choppy seas on offshore wind workers

The psychological and physiological wellbeing of crew being transited to offshore wind farms in choppy waters will be studied as part of a €3.6million project to improve safety.

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Discover how our work is helping to drive low carbon innovation


University in £7.6 million partnership to develop wind power technology

The five-year programme will address research challenges and will help to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind.

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Green Port Hull

Impact of Green Port Hull

An economic impact study shows Green Port Hull has created more than 2,000 jobs in the renewable energy sector and its supply chain, providing a significant boost to the economy.

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University and LEP to play key role in Government-commissioned audit

The government-commissioned science and innovation audit is designed to help regional industry identify strengths and fulfil their potential.

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Aura – a catalyst for collaboration in offshore wind

Aura is an exciting collaborative initiative, led by the University of Hull with partners from industry, other universities, as well as local, regional and national government. It brings together multidisciplinary excellence, knowledge and innovation to ensure that the UK retains its position as a word-leader in offshore wind.


Humber to host UK centre of excellence for offshore wind operations and maintenance

A new £2 million collaboration between the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Hull will see the launch of an offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence in the Humber region.

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Learn more about energy and the environment at Hull

Inspired to make a positive impact to our environment and learn more about topical subjects such as offshore wind? The University of Hull offers a range of courses to equip you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career. Our industry-leading research feeds into our courses, and we keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

MEng Mechanical and Energy Engineering MEng Mechanical and Energy Engineering MEng Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering

Postgraduate study

This MSc will prepare you for specialised industry roles in energy engineering or allow you to advance to specialist PhD study in energy and sustainability engineering.

MSc in Energy Engineering

Developed in cooperation with industry experts, this vocational course is one of the only Masters degrees in the UK specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in the renewables sector.

MSc in Renewable Energy

If you’re a graduate engineer aspiring to a senior management role –this degree provides in-depth knowledge into the strategic management of businesses to compliment your technical skills.

MSc in Engineering Management


Meet some of the experts helping to drive innovation in offshore wind