We now have the opportunity to both update the primary resource datasets and extend the Atlas with a wider range of free thematic information that describes winds, waves and tides.
As a user of the Atlas, you are invited to take part in a survey that will help us understand how you currently use the Atlas and identify additional information that would be of benefit to your activities.
The survey is likely to take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
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.
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 (08 March 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"
The Atlas is now available in several formats on this website (more about the website):