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About Us

Led by the University of Hull, Aura works as a collaborative initiative turning innovative ideas into game-changing reality.

Our mission is to identify opportunities to innovate and collaborate in offshore wind, to find solutions for the challenges we face from technical and operational to economic and societal, working as a facilitator and catalyst to provide ground-breaking solutions with our partners - for the region, the UK and globally.

We bring together a wide range of experts from manufacturers, developers, operations and maintenance, skills providers, universities, local governments and others to drive the continuous innovation of the offshore wind sector.

Rooted in the UK's Energy Estuary, Aura us at the heart of the Humber Advanced Cluster and identified as a key delivery partner in the UK Government's Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

Over the years we've grown from strength to strength, adding the Aura Innovation Centre and the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training to the Aura brand family.

The Aura Innovation Centre located at one of the UK's greenest business parks, Bridgehead, will support innovation for offshore wind energy and wider low carbon sectors. 

Aura will:

Work to building a future set to successfully transition to a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral world.

How we work

Collaboration is not only the driver to all of the work that Aura does, but also pivotal to the way that we’re structured.

In addition, Aura has three steering groups, one to represent each of the three main areas of Aura’s activity.

The role of the steering groups is to drive forward the innovation and development work in order to support and promote the offshore wind energy sector locally, regionally, nationally and globally. These groups provide essential expertise from industry, academia, research institutes, educational bodies, government, local government and NGOs.

More detail on each of the group’s roles can be found below.

Advisory Board

Aura’s advisory board includes senior representatives from industry, local government and NGOs. Meeting twice a year, the Group’s main remit is to provide advice, guidance and challenge on the direction for the Steering Groups and the Aura team.