4EI Enters the Offshore Renewable Energy Market, Aiding the Implementation of Vital New Technology Enabled by Space Data


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4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) are excited to announce they are entering the offshore renewable energy market with a new innovative space-based data service. Kicking off with a feasibility study focused on Floating Offshore Wind in Cornwall, 4EI will be directly engaging the end-user community on a collaborative co-developed service that will support the UK’s Net Zero Carbon ambitions. This comes at a particularly important time as the UK is set to host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year.

The UK is rapidly expanding it’s offshore wind energy capability, with a target of 40 Gigawatts of energy produced from offshore wind by 2030. Data is critical in the offshore environment and at all stages of the offshore renewables project lifecycle, spanning pre-consent to decommissioning - but it’s acquisition presents a key bottleneck to expanding energy production. 4EI’s service will alleviate this bottleneck by utilising space data, an objective, repeatable and consistent source of information across the whole environment, which can be accessed remotely.

“4EI are delighted to be continuing our expansion and building on our legacy of delivering innovative space-based data services through collaborative projects. This is an important project for the renewable energy industry, and Cornwall is an incredibly exciting environment to test and prove a range of complementary technologies”, says Richard Flemmings, Chief Technical Officer for 4EI.

4EI is being supported by Marine-i, a programme which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and helps the marine tech sector In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through harnessing the full potential of research and Innovation. 4EI will collaborate with Marine-i partners the University of Exeter, University of Plymouth and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult on the feasibility study.

Prof Lars Johanning, Programme Director for Marine-i, says: “If we are to realise the full potential of

floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, then this will require radical new approaches and cutting-edge

solutions, which is exactly what 4EI are demonstrating. This project could have a crucial role to play in

helping us to achieve the ambitious targets that we have set for floating offshore wind development

over the next 10 years. It would also put Cornwall at the forefront of a completely new approach to

satellite data which would have worldwide applications.”

This exciting opportunity has resulted in 4EI opening a brand new 4EI Cornwall office.

For further Info, please email bw@4earthintelligence.com

About 4EI

4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) provide Applied Earth Intelligence and analytics. They gather evidence-based intelligence about the Earth using data collected through sophisticated space assets.

4EI has evolved from decades of delivering expertise in Earth Observation, remote sensing, GIS and data analytics projects. We provide Applied Earth Intelligence, gathering evidence-based intelligence about the earth, using cutting-edge space technology. With main offices in Bristol, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE, our team are renowned for focussing on our clients’ needs and creating innovative solutions to address their core business needs allowing organisations to make sustainable decisions for their business and the planet.

4EI is currently expanding into new markets, such as the provision of Satellite Earth Observation data to various offshore industries including Renewable Energy, whilst also developing its products and services geared towards Climate Change, Biodiversity, Natural Capital.

For more details, visit www.4earthintelligence.com

About Marine-i

Marine-i is a pioneering project designed to help marine technology businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly grow through research, development and innovation. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i is a collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, The Cornwall College Group, Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Development Company and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

Marine-i brings together key infrastructure and expertise to enable technology innovation in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s marine sector, which has been identified as an area of high growth potential by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The current programme is focussed on accelerating development of innovative product ideas, working closely with businesses to take their products to the next stage of commercialisation.

Full details can be seen at: www.marine-i.co.uk

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