Spring 2018

Academic partnership

JFMS has secured a partnership with the University of Exeter and the University of Strathclyde to develop new software solutions for increasing efficiencies in offshore wind power.

The programme, called ORACLES (Offshore Renewables Accessibility for Crew transfer, Loss Estimation and Safety) aims to develop a forecasting algorithm which will enable energy companies to manage the crew transfer process in a way that maximises safety and minimises costs.

ORACLES aims to help operators more accurately forecast the potential gains created by a marginal weather window and set these against any potential associated risks. At all stages of this project the team of academics will work closely with JFMS to ensure the methods produced on this project are directly relevant to the offshore wind industry.

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