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Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme

Launched in December 2020, the Offshore Wind Evidence and Change programme, will play a pivotal role in achieving the environmental aspirations of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal alongside other strategic delivery programmes, and the sector’s full potential to support net zero.


"To facilitate the sustainable and coordinated expansion of offshore wind to help meet the UK’s commitments to low carbon energy transition whilst supporting clean, healthy, productive and biologically diverse seas.

Programme mission


This is being delivered via a mix of studies, research and evidence gathering projects aimed at achieving or supporting the necessary outcomes. The programme structure provides a collaborative platform for organisations key to the future offshore wind deployment, an effective planning system and the evolution of relevant policy and decision-making to act as the ‘agents of change’. Outputs from the Offshore Wind Evidence and Change programme will be shared on the Marine Data Exchange, to create an evidence base which can be used to facilitate the growth of the offshore wind sector in a way that best protects and enhances the environment. Please click the cards below to access the programme outputs.

The programme is led by The Crown Estate, together with its programme partners, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It is being delivered in collaboration with Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish government bodies and organisations from across the UK that have an interest in planning for the future of offshore wind.

OWEC Project Outputs