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IDCORE Company Days

2016 began with a trip up to Edinburgh for the IDCORE Company Days. The main goal of these two days was to find a company and project for everyone in the new IDCORE cohort. I imagine that our first-year colleagues will have found out by now where they will spend the next three years – I really hope that everyone is happy with their placements! Thankfully, the Company Days were far less stressful this time around for myself, Ed and everyone else from the older cohorts. Our task was to present a poster describing the progress of our project to date. The open invitation to experts from both academia and industry meant that we all received invaluable feedback on our research. The visit to Edinbu

ForeCoast® Marine to Optimise Weather Strategies at ScottishPower Renewables Offshore Wind Sites

JBA Consulting has teamed up with ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and the Met Office to apply its metocean forecasting and planning tool, ForeCoast® Marine, to two of SPRs’ offshore wind farms: Wikinger and East Anglia ONE. This work follows the application of ForeCoast® Marine to SPR’s tidal array in the Sound of Islay and other tidal energy demonstrations. ForeCoast® Marine is the most comprehensive metocean risk management tool available. It enables weather downtime strategies to be optimised at every phase of a project, thereby reducing costs, improving efficiency and minimising H&S risks. ForeCoast® Marine will be used at the Wikinger offshore windfarm to inform and help manage live meto

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