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Offshore Renewable Energy, Environment & Society

ORE summer school 2020 webinars

Offshore Renewable Energy, Environment & Society



Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) developments, including wind, wave and tidal

projects, seek to extract energy from the environment for the benefit of society.

Their success is therefore dependent on the compatibility between device

engineering and the receiving natural and social environment.


This summer school was originally planned as a weeklong workshop for early

career MRE engineers and researchers to be held in March 2020 at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and later replaced with webinars offering much of the content, delivered in August 2020.


The webinar series makes the case for an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach

to MRE development and in particular aims to introduce engineers to the issues

and fundamental concepts of MRE-associated environmental and social science

to improve future collaboration competence.



Why ORE engineers should work with environmental and social scientists

Elaine Buck, European Marine Energy Centre

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Biological data – what’s needed and how might we collect it?

Dr Steven Benjamins, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

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Introduction to regulation and marine planning

Dr Simon Jude, Cranfield University

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The role of engaging local stakeholders in ORE developments

Dr Suzi Billing, SAMS

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Marine renewable energy devices as artificial reefs

Dr Tom Wilding, SAMS

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Urbanising our oceans: Marine infrastructure and marine invasive species

Prof Elizabeth Cottier-Cook, SAMS

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Do MRE devices harm marine vertebrates?

Prof Ben Wilson, SAMS

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Social and legal challenges of ORE devices

Dr Simon Jude, Cranfield University

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Multi-purpose platforms – aquaculture as a partner

Dr Adam Hughes, SAMS

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The reformed engineer – the need to develop a multidisciplinary approach for the development of ORE devices

Dr Maurizio Collu, University of Strathclyde

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