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Aura is addressing a number of challenges and existing barriers in the offshore wind industry. By facilitating the development of key skills and expertise, both at a local level and across the globe, our aim is to work together to help secure energy security for the UK and to help meet the UK’s carbon emissions targets.

Through ongoing research, development and innovation, the areas we work across will help the industry to drive down its costs and further establish the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector, supporting the aims of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Latest Updates

Impact of Green Port Hull boosts growth of the local economy

6th December 2017

Building our industrial strategy

13th October 2017

Aura joins first Anglo-Dutch Offshore Wind Roundtable Discussion

11th October 2017

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

3rd October 2017

University and LEP play key role in Government-commissioned audit into wind energy industry

3rd October 2017

Response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper

2nd October 2017


Aura Will:

Create a world leading, multi-disciplinary offshore wind innovation hub.

By addressing key technical, operational and economic barriers we will drive down the cost of offshore wind energy, support the growth and development of the supply chain for the offshore wind sector and promote and sustain the UK’s status as a world leader in offshore wind.

Working with

Hull City Council
East Riding Council
Team Humber Marine Alliance
North East Lincolnshire Council
Hull City Leadership Board
CBI - Yorkshire & Humber
National Centre for Universities and Business
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
IOD East Yorkshire (Humber)
JDR Cable Systems Ltd


Why is this happening now?

The timing of the development of Aura aligns with a number of important factors in the sector and region; The Opening of the Siemens factory in Hull...
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What does Aura mean to the Humber Region and to the UK?

Aura will further establish the UK’s position as a world leader in the offshore wind sector, supporting the Government’s Industrial Strategy. It will...
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Why Hull?

The University of Hull has 15 years of offshore wind experience across a range of research areas and is committed to supporting the industry. Over...
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