The Scottish Government has announced a £2 million fund for innovation in offshore wind energy.
It is targeted at reducing development costs, improving safety standards and enhancing educational opportunities in the industry.
The grant has been awarded to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Energy Skills Partnership.
The ORE Catapult will use the funding for technological advancements in service vessels, offshore communications and artificial intelligence.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: “Scotland’s Energy Strategy sets out the continuing opportunities for innovation within the offshore wind sector and this grant demonstrates our determination to help realise that potential, including bringing growth and high-value jobs to Scotland’s economy.”