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Announcements

The Crown Estate to consider new leasing for offshore wind projects

07/11/2017

We have today announced that we will be working with the offshore wind sector and stakeholders to consider making new seabed rights available to offshore wind developers. The Crown Estate is responsible for managing the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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More than 100 underwater finds recorded in the first year of the Marine Antiquities Scheme

31/07/2017

More than 100 archaeological and historical marine finds have been submitted during the first year of the Marine Antiquities Scheme; an initiative launched to protect and improve our knowledge of the nation’s underwater heritage by encouraging the voluntary recording of items found in English and Welsh waters

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Latest Offshore Wind Report signals a bright future for the sectors

06/06/2017

We have published our 5th annual Offshore Wind Operational Report, with the latest data signalling a bright future for the sector.

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New report reveals better outlook for UK offshore wind speed variability

28/03/2017

A new study into the UK’s offshore wind resource has revealed that variability in wind speeds is significantly lower than previously understood.

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Marine Data Exchange expands by 20%, further supporting research and development

20/12/2016

Over 500 new surveys have been added to The Crown Estate's Marine Data Exchange since 2015, delivering a 22% increase in total available data.

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Crown Estate welcomes consent decision for Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm

17/08/2016

We have welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.

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New scheme to record underwater finds and protect the UK’s marine heritage

19/07/2016

A scheme to help protect the nation’s marine heritage by encouraging the recording of archaeological and historical objects found by marine users in English and Welsh waters will be launched at the British Museum in London today.

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Global Offshore 2015: offshore wind overview and UK wind resource dataset with improved accuracy published

23/06/2015

The Crown Estate has today launched two pieces of work for the UK’s offshore wind industry: a report reviewing the performance of the UK’s operational offshore wind portfolio, and a high resolution modelled dataset for wind resource.

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