COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Research Into The Environment)

Here you will find a wealth of authoritative information about offshore windfarm development in the UK. This includes the results of recent scientific research studies, maps showing the location of windfarms that have already been built in UK waters, information about proposed site developments and a list of links to other websites providing relevant information relating to Government Policy, the British Wind Energy Association and individual projects and developers.

We hope you find this site interesting and useful. Please visit on a regular basis to find out the latest News about the UK offshore windfarm programme, download the latest research reports, learn about windfarm construction and test your knowledge on our education pages.collaborative_offshore

Renewable energy is important to the UK. The Government has made a firm commitment that 10% of our electricity supplies should come from renewable sources of energy by 2010. The construction of offshore windfarms will make a valuable contribution to that target. Renewable energy will help us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and provide greater security to our energy supply.

At the same time it is important that we take the opportunity to investigate, research and learn more about the possible environmental impacts of offshore windfarm development.