Research for future oceans
From highly specialised floating offshore wind testing facilities, to technical equipment you cannot find anywhere else in the UK, we can help you to enhance your offshore renewable energy (ORE) operations, solve research and development challenges, and find efficient ways of working.
Partner with us to unlock access to state-of-the-art engineering and research laboratories, cyber-physical simulation suites and our autonomous marine vehicle fleet.
Explore our facilities
A first-of-its-kind facility for the UK, offering physical hydro- and aerodynamic experiments with simultaneous wind, waves and currents, to enable scale testing for floating offshore wind turbine, platform and mooring designs.
A virtual laboratory with state-of-the-art Kongsberg K-Sim Dynamic Positioning Simulator that can test and optimise real-world FLOW operations, free from environmental, regulatory or operational restrictions.
Nationally unique, hardware-based maritime cyber security facilities with a purpose-built lab for developing resilience procedures, security measures and training tools to ensure cyber-attacks donâ€™t interrupt wind farmsâ€™ integration to the grid.
A Â£63 million facility housing labs and specialist workshops focusing on science, computing and engineering, including ORE development.
Our brand-new 180 kph sub-sonic wind tunnel enables practical experimentation and analysis of FLOW engineering systems, comparing scientific theory and numerical simulation with the realities of observed operational behaviour.Ìý
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Our new Babbage building contains a suite of labs directly relevant to research and development in the FLOW sector, including the Heavy Structures and Geotechnics Lab, the Materials Analysis and Characterisation Lab, the Composites Engineering Lab, and more.
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Enabling supercomputer-based research on coastal processes and marine renewable energy, supported by knowledge exchange, consultancy, data security and professional development for industry partners.
Comprehensive range of field equipment, including surface current drifters, bathymetric data sensors, velocimeters and wave measurements buoys, available for hire from CMAR.
Autonomous marine vessel (Cetus)
Autonomous Systems Test Lab
CMAR's acoustic doppler velocimeter
Maritime Simulation Laboratory
Babbage Building: engineering and design facility
Wind Tunnel Test Facility