Satellite remote monitoring

Background: It is considered likely that data with value to the optimisation of wind farm operations is being collected or could be available from satellite platforms. Innovation Examples include visual imaging, sea state monitoring, ground conditions and vessel movements and communications.

Type of Entry: Innovation Area

Requires implementation offshore: Yes

Start TRL: TRL 5

Target TRL: TRL 7

Enabler: Research Technical Organisations

Beneficiary: Owner Operators

Strategic Outcome: Maximising operational performance of existing wind farms

Forecast Start: 2020

Forecatest Finish: 2024

Potential to Reduce LCOE: Low

UK Benefit: Medium

Case for Intervention: Medium

HSE impact: Low

HSE impact notes: Could provide better wave height forecasting which minimised unsafe CTV transfer risks.