Development

The Atlas of UK Marine Renewables Energy Resources was first published in September 2004 under funding from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) programme for Offshore Energy. 

The Atlas was updated in 2007 to ensure that the most reliable data sources were recognised in the definition of primary resource parameters for waves, winds and tides and to enable greater access to datasets through a free to use online web-GIS service.

From the outset, the Atlas has been a valued resource and has supported a range of end-user interests.  

It was originally only available in hard copy format but since 2008 it has been available to view online and as downloadable GIS shape files.

> Click here to explore the Atlas data layers
> For more information about the datasets used in the Atlas call +44 (0) 2380 711879