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Reference Number EP/S023801/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Status Started
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 50%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor WE Leithead
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2019
End Date 30 September 2027
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £6,423,728
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Non Theme Specific
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor WE Leithead , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Dr A S McDonald , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr J Carroll , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor CM Martin , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr RHJ Willden , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr BW Byrne , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr V Venugopal , Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor C O'Bradaigh , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor FP Brennan , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr A Kolios , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr I Viola , Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Atkins (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fugro GeoServices Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Renewable Energy Systems (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Plymouth (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Met Office (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lloyd's Register (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Western Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marine Scotland Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , Subsea 7 Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , DNV GL (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Technology Partnership (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens AG, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , RenewableUK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nova Innovation Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , SSE Energy Supply Limited UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Atlantis Operations (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wood Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Insight Analytics Solutions (0.000%)
Project Contact , James Fisher Marine Services (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tufts University, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , EireComposites Teo, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Adwen GmbH, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , BVG Associates Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , EDGE Solutions Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nordex SE, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ørsted (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sennen (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ramboll Group A/S, Denmark (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract This proposal is for a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures (CDT-WAMSS) which joins together two successful EPSRC CDTs, their industrial partners and strong track records of training more than 130 researchers to date in offshore renewable energy (ORE). The new CDT will create a comprehensive, world-leading centre covering all aspects of wind and marine renewable energy, both above and below the water. It will produce highly skilled industry-ready engineers with multidisciplinary expertise, deep specialist knowledge and a broad understanding of pertinent whole-energy systems. Our graduates will be future leaders in industry and academia world-wide, driving development of the ORE sector, helping to deliver the Government's carbon reduction targets for 2050 and ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of this vitally important sector.In order to prepare students for the sector in which they will work, CDT-WAMSS will look to the future and focus on areas that will be relevant from 2023 onwards, which are not necessarily the issues of the past and present. For this reason, the scope of CDT-WAMSS will, in addition to in-stilling a solid understanding of wind and marine energy technologies and engineering, have a particular emphasis on: safety and safe systems, emerging advanced power and control technologies, floating substructures, novel foundation and anchoring systems, materials and structural integrity, remote monitoring and inspection including autonomous intervention, all within a cost competitive and environmentally sensitive context. The proposed new EPSRC CDT in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures will provide an unrivalled Offshore Renewable Energy training environment supporting 70 students over five cohorts on a four-year doctorate, with a critical mass of over 100 academic supervisors of internationally recognised research excellence in ORE. The distinct and flexible cohort approach to training, with professional engineering peer-to-peer learning both within and across cohorts, will provide students with opportunities to benefit from such support throughout their doctorate, not just in the first year. An exceptionally strong industrial participation through funding a large number of studentships and provision of advice and contributions to the training programme will ensure that the training and research is relevant and will have a direct impact on the delivery of the UK's carbon reduction targets, allowing the country to retain its world-leading position in this enormously exciting and important sector
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