IDCORE: Industrial Doctoral Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy

The drive to meet the UK’s ambitious deployment targets for offshore renewable energy technologies requires the development of new techniques and technologies to design, build, install, operate, and maintain devices in hostile environments at affordable economic cost with minimal environmental impact. It requires a supply of highly trained scientists and engineers to deliver their skills across the sector. The Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford form a partnership to deliver the EPSRC/ETI Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE).

The vision of IDCORE is: To attract the very best EngD students into a vibrant learning environment and, in partnership with industry, train them to deliver world-class industrially-focussed research outcomes that will accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies, positioning the UK to meet its 2020 & 2050 targets for renewable energy generating capacity, and expanding and sustaining a community of high-quality postdoctoral staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry.

This EngD is a four-year full time course initially based in Edinburgh and then at a sponsoring company. IDCORE students will be primarily based within sponsoring company, spending around 75% of their time there, following a 4 year programme leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD).

The programme is designed to:

  • Meet the needs of industry and enhance its knowledge base
  • Provide graduates with challenging research in an industrial context
  • Prepare graduates for leadership positions in industry
  • Produce exploitable outcomes from research
  • Generate partnerships between academia and industry
Research Themes

Research themes cover activities related to offshore wind, wave and tidal energy including a full range from resource assessment to deployment, operation and decommissioning 

IDCORE: Industrial Doctoral Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy

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Research Institutes: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Themes: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy

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