MORE needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies in the offshore sector, a survey has found. The independent report, carried out among key stakeholders identified the biggest data and digital challenges currently facing the industry. The Digital Innovation Priorities Survey, commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, found that almost all participants (94%) said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and how it should be operating in order to extract the full value from data and digital technologies. One-third of the respondents (31%) also admitted to having a low or very low understanding of data and its potential for the sector. The survey also looked to uncover what measures could be taken to break down the barriers that exist to realising the potential of data and digitalisation for future growth in the sector. It did this by exploring ways in which bottlenecks can be addressed and how ORE Catapult can help move the industry forwards.
The National 27th March 2019 read more »