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The ForeCoast® Marine team joins forces with the Met Office at #RUKMarket16

The ForeCoast® Marine team will be joining the Met Office on their exhibition stand at RenewableUK's Renewables Marketplace 2016 event on 12-13 October at ACC Liverpool. The Renewables Marketplace 2016 event for wind and marine energy is an exclusive, targeted event, focused on creative networking solutions and access to real-time information and intelligence. The Met Office has played a key role in the development of ForeCoast® Marine, so we are delighted to be joining them at the #RUKMarket16 event. Over the two day exhibition, Richard Lines (ForeCoast® Marine, Senior Metocean Analyst) will be on hand to demonstrate the ForeCoast® Marine software to delegates visiting the Met Office stand.

ForeCoast® Marine Team to Attend Wind Energy Hamburg

With just over a week to go, the ForeCoast® Marine team is gearing up for WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 - the world’s leading expo for wind energy. JBA Consulting's Dr Mark Lawless (Director) will be weaving his way through the 1,200+ exhibitors and meeting with our existing and future clients and collaborators. If you wish to arrange a meeting with the ForeCoast® Marine team, while attending the event, please get in touch. For more information on the event, visit

IDCORE Oban Society Blog

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I will put that down to the existential crisis brought about by attending the most recent IDCORE Summer School at the end of July/start of August. This Summer School (I promise they are slightly more serious than the name suggests) was once more based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), located just outside Oban. The training course, entitled “Marine Renewables and Society” and excellently provided by Dr Jasper Kenter and his colleagues at SAMS, kept us busy for two weeks and most certainly got the cohort thinking about aspects I can safely say have not been at the forefront of our thoughts so far in the IDCORE journey. It too

Meet the Team: Ruth Preater, Software Developer

Why did you join JBA Consulting and the ForeCoast® Marine team? With a maths degree and an interest in geography, getting a job as a software developer at JBA Consulting was ideal! I joined the ForeCoast® Marine team as lead developer near the beginning of the first pilot project. What are your main roles and responsibilities with respect to ForeCoast® Marine? I am the lead software developer for ForeCoast® Marine. So I am responsible for writing the code and designing the data structures for the web and data processing components of the system. What do you believe are the greatest challenges to marine operators? The marine environment is new to me but I’m learning lots as I work closely w

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