Collecting ocean data is an important part of operating an offshore wind farm, but doing so sustainably in order to protect the natural environment is also crucial. We asked James Ives, CEO of XOCEAN, what solutions his company can offer to allow data to be collected reliably and efficiently and in a carbon neutral way.
PES: Welcome to PES James. For background firstly, can you give our readers a brief introduction to XOCEAN and your place in the wind industry?
James Ives: Using Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), we provide turnkey ocean data. From mapping the seabed to environmental monitoring, we offer a safe, economic and carbon neutral solution to ocean data delivery. The company operates across from the offshore wind lifecycle, supporting clients during the development, construction and operational phases.