The Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) is a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter, the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HR-Wallingford. IDCORE was set up by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and is funded by the ETI and the EPSRC RCUK Energy programme. The vision of IDCORE is:

To attract the very best EngD students into a vibrant learning environment and, in partnership with industry, train them to deliver world-class industrially-focussed research outcomes that will accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, wave and tidal-current technologies, positioning the UK to meet its 2020 & 2050 targets for renewable energy generating capacity, and expanding and sustaining a community of high-quality post-doctoral staff for the UK offshore renewable energy industry.

IDCORE's objectives and programme are strongly aligned with the RCUK, ETI, and industry strategies to to meet the UK's ambitious deployment targets for offshore renewable energy technologies requires the development of new techniques and technologies to design, build, install, operate, and maintain devices in hostile environments at an affordable economic cost with minimal environmental impact.

This multi-disciplinary Centre brings together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle current and future offshore renewable energy challenges. The strategic direction of the programme is guided by an Industrial Steering Board comprising representatives from professional bodies, employers and regulators. EngD students on the programme (called Research Engineers) undertake advanced training in technical skills and competencies as well as transferable skills such as project management, innovation management, and team working. Alongside this they undertake a challenging and original research project at PhD level.


IDCORE Programme Director

Professor David Ingram

School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH9 3JL
Email: david.ingram@ed.ac.uk

IDCORE Research Manager

Professor Atilla Incecik

Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G4 0LZ
Email: atilla.incecik@strath.ac.uk

IDCORE Manager, University of Exeter

Professor Lars Johanning

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter Cornwall Campus
Penryn TR10 9EZ
Email: L.Johanning@exeter.ac.uk

IDCORE Manager, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)

Professor Axel Miller

Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Oban PA37 1QA
Email: axel.miller@sams.ac.uk

IDCORE Manager, HR-Wallingford

Professor William Allsop

HR Wallingford
Howbery Park
Wallingford OX10 8BA
Email: w.allsop@hrwallingford.com

Further information on all people working within IDCORE:

 All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility, FloWave TT, University of Edinburgh
All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility, FloWave TT, University of Edinburgh