The RiCORE project has established a risk based approach to consenting where the level of survey requirement is based on the environmental sensitivity of the site, the risk profile of the technology and the scale of the proposed project.

RiCORE received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The consenting of offshore renewable energy is often cited as a key non-technical barrier to the development of this sector.

RiCORE has improved the consenting process to ensure cost efficient delivery of the neccessary surveys, clear and transparaent reasoning for work undertaken, improving knowledge sharing and reducing the non-technical barriers to the development of the Offshore Energy sector so it can deliver clean, secure energy.