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Marine Renewables and Society

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Short Course
Research Engineers, Undergraduate Engineering students or Graduates of UK or European Masters Programmes with a passion for offshore renewable energy
Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Dunbeg, Oban, PA37 1QA, Central Scotland, United Kingdom

16-27th June 2014

Part of the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), this course broadens attendees understanding of the competing interests associated with marine real-estate and how they might impact site selection, progress and compromises enforced on marine renewable energy developments.

This course is delivered over a two-week period using a mixture of taught sessions, case studies and expert tutorials.  Topics covered include:

  • The latest methods used to balance competing interests (Marine Spatial Planning)
  • The legal processes used to assess environmental impacts
  • Marine resources
  • Overview of marine users
  • Marine governance
  • Marine policy and planning
  • Assessment mechanisms

The legal processes will be covered to a level where students will understand the relevance and timescales associated with environmental consenting processes.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • A practical understanding of marine spatial planning
  • A practical understanding of environmental consenting processes

Price: £2500 (VAT exempt) including all course materials and lunch each day.

You may want to arrange overnight accommodation in Oban if required.  (This is not included in the course fee.)


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