Offshore renewable energy summer school

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General information

The offshore renewable energy summer school is a two-week IMarEST accredited course hosted by HR Wallingford and is delivered at the end of year one of the Edinburgh / Strathclyde / Exeter Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) programme. The summer school is designed to deliver an industry focused course that aims to expand and sustain a community of high-quality staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry.

Course content

  • Module 1: site selection and Environmental assessments and noise modelling (1 day)
  • Module 2: flow and tide modelling using TELEMAC-2D (1.5 days)
  • Module 3: waves and wave modelling using SWAN (1.5 days)
  • Module 4*: Maritime engineering (2 days) *Cannot be booked as an individual module
  • Module 5: wave forces on structures (1 day)
  • Module 6: marine scour and sediment (1 day)
  • Module 7: modelling hall and navigation simulator practical (1 day). This module must be attended in conjunction with Module 6.
  • Module 8*: full course assignment.

*Please note that these two modules are only available to delegates booking on the full two week summer school, and cannot be booked individually.

Learning outcome:

At the end of the course participants will have:

  • appreciation of the wide range of issues relating to offshore renewables, and of initial site selection;
  • hands on experience of running TELEMAC computational flow and SWAN wave models for resource assessment and design;
  • knowledge and application methods for determining forces on offshore / nearshore structures;
  • an understanding of environmental legislation and assessments;
  • an understanding of key engineering issues, construction methods and equipment; knowledge on specific issues of sediments and scour around offshore structures.

An industry focused course that aims to expand and sustain a community of high-quality staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry.

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Venue: HR Wallingford
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Howbery Park
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 8BA



£2.450 per participant. It includes all documentation, lunch and refreshments (fee excludes 20% tax).The summer school modules can be booked separately. The fee for each module is from £450 (excl. VAT).


The course can be followed by tudents, engineers, regulators and consultants working in the offshore renewable energy sector.

Application Procedure:

Click on the "Book now" button on the website of the summer school to register.


The summer school and each module are accredited by IMarEST for Continuing Professional Development; a certificate will be provided on completion of the course or the module(s). 


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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