Research, Development & Innovation
Aura will solve worthwhile technical, operational and economic challenges for the Offshore wind sector through programmes of research, development and innovation. In doing so it will provide inspiration to build a vibrant and successful industry. This strand will be constructed around five separate but interelated themes - Turbine Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, Operations and Maintenance, Health and Safety, Subsea and Environment.
Aura will become the Hub for developing a talent pipeline that will meet the long term skills needs of the industry in the region and in the UK. Working collaboratively across a range of training providers, it will provide academic and vocational training and education programmes from apprenticeships to Phds, in addition to a programme of CPD.
Industry Engagement & Enterprise
The Aura Hub will become the nucleation point for the sector. It will serve as both a front door and a home base, providing industry intelligence, expert advice and support, as well as access to specialist and technical facilities. It will bring together industry, government and the academic community to network, connect and hold industry events such as conferences and workshops.