02 May 2018
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Data handling support for Marine Data Exchange - 17 September 2018
The Crown Estate has launched an invitation to tender for the role of data handling support in the management of the Marine Data Exchange (MDE) for a period of three years with effect from 1st April 2019.
The MDE is a data management system developed by The Crown Estate in 2013 to store, manage and disseminate offshore survey data collected by our customers throughout the lifetime of a project. By making valuable data freely available, we hope to promote collaboration within the sector, reduce survey costs and ultimately de-risk investment offshore.
A set of consistent standards and requirements ensure that the data held within the MDE is maintained to a high standard with enhance discoverability of data. To supplement our in-house resources The Crown Estate wish to appoint a company to support our team with the data handling tasks critical to the effective running of the Marine Data Exchange.
The requirement is for a company with a small team of professionals familiar with marine data management standards and offshore survey data, to provide data support according to agreed standards, methodologies and deadlines.
The deadline for initial bid submissions is COB Friday 19th October 2018. Bidders may be invited to attend an interview between 12th and 30th November. There will also be an opportunity to get an introductory demonstration of the MDE at The Crown Estate between 24th and 28th September.
To register your interest and to request all the relevant tendering documentation and instructions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre - 13 August 2018
The Crown Estate intends to extend the Isle of Wight’s option for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre project off the south coast of the Isle of Wight.
The extension will extend the date under the Isle of Wight’s agreement for lease, by which they may call for a lease of the site, from 15/11/2018 to 19/04/2021.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to option extension, please contact us at the address below no later than 22nd October 2018.
Senior Asset Manager
The Crown Estate
1 St James’s Market
London SW1Y 4AH
Expressions of interest in the Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender - 2 May 2018
The Crown Estate is reopening the opportunity for interested parties to express an interest (“EoI”) in the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round.
The tender process will seek bids from operators for rights to prospect the seabed in all regions of The Crown Estate mineral ownership and to obtain an option for a “Production Agreement” to extract marine aggregate.
Registration is via The Crown Estate eTendering Portal, (https://etendering.thecrownestate.co.uk/web/login.shtml) AND by emailing MarineMinerals@thecrownestate.co.uk.
This opportunity is open until noon on Friday 8th June 2018.
If you require further information in relation to the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round or if you have any queries in relation to The Crown Estate’s marine aggregate activities please email
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