Welcome to the Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources

Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources 2014 User Survey - Have Your Say

The 2014 User Survey Report can now be downloaded.


Annual Mean Wind Power 100m
Reproduced from http://www.renewables-atlas.info/
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A project commissioned by BERR in 2007 has taken the existing UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources Atlas forward. This new stage of development for the Atlas has enabled an enhanced definition of the primary resource variables and is now a product that is being made more accessible though a webGIS interface. The charts in the Atlas indicate the distribution of potential resource for the future deployment of renewable energy technologies – wind, wave and tidal. The project team was led by ABP Marine Environmental Research and included the providers of major marine data holdings (Met Office and Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL)).

The Atlas represents the most detailed regional description of potential marine energy resources in UK waters ever completed to date at a national scale, and will be used to help guide policy and planning decisions for future site leasing rounds.

The study was completed as part of the Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which is presently operated by DECC. For more information about the SEA programme please refer to: https://www.gov.uk/offshore-energy-strategic-environmental-assessment-sea-an-overview-of-the-sea-process.

Citing information

If you wish to publish material from the Atlas in your own studies then please include the following citation:

"Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources. 2008. ABPmer. Date of access (24 November 2014) http://www.renewables-atlas.info/"

All data remains Crown Copyright and figures using the Atlas data or images should include the statement:

"Reproduced from http://www.renewables-atlas.info/ © Crown Copyright"

Obtaining a copy

The Atlas is now available in several formats on this website (more about the website):


Whilst every care has been taken in developing and compiling the data on this website, the project team (ABPmer, POL and Met Office) accept no liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on its contents.

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