HUB Ocean

As the Ecowende project progresses, we share environmental and ecological data on the state of the ocean and the biodiversity that exists within. HUB Ocean’s Ocean Data Platform, among others, helps to make this data available for the common good. This collaboration not only serves as a blueprint for other companies to voluntarily embrace data sharing, but also advocates for regulatory changes that foster greater transparency in offshore wind licenses.   

Recognising the imperative and urgency of transitioning to clean energy, we partner with the industry to champion a paradigm shift in business practices, placing transparency and data sharing at the core of this transformative journey.
Johannes Berrum
Industry Lead and Head of Growth

The importance of ocean data and science 

While companies are key players in offshore wind development, these efforts can be further enhanced by scientific insights and collaboration. Scientists provide vital tools and data to support a swift and sustainable development of the industry. For example, insights into wind patterns coupled with marine biological and physical insights can guide the selection of optimal locations both in terms of electricity generation and with the least impact to the sea floor and marine species. 

This also motivates us to share the environmental and ecological data we gather. The data can benefit the scientific community. Think about addressing scientific knowledge gaps, understanding the marine ecosystem, and improving ocean management.  

Hub for collaboration 

This is also why HUB Ocean has been advocating for the collaboration between the industry and science for years. To help heal the ocean while accelerating sustainable business development. HUB Ocean works together with several parties to foster these dynamic and mutually beneficial relationships between science and industry. 

Together with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, they have shared how industrial data can help advance science and fill knowledge gaps. Such as the use case of acoustic data for krill fishery, in which acoustic data gathered by fishing vessels can be used to make krill fishing more sustainable. A great example of how data can benefit both scientific institutions and businesses – in this case, Antarctic fisheries governance. 

Ocean Data Platform

Using the Ocean Data Platform, we can link and consolidate data from various sources, generating new insights. The advanced geospatial capabilities of the Ocean Data Platform provide an opportunity to truly assess and understand nature’s impacts and dependencies by seamlessly connecting global and local ocean insights.   

Furthermore, the richness and scale of the data being shared plays a pivotal role in supplying essential information for scientific models and governance processes. Through sharing our insights via the Ocean Data Platform, Ecowende is contributing to a deeper understanding of the complexities inherent in our oceans – an ocean that is currently poorly governed, overexploited, and largely unmapped.   

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