IDCORE Summer Schools

The following CPD Sessions were offered by IDCORE during Summer 2014:

  • Marine Renewables and Society

Marine Renewables and Society

  • July/August 2014
  • Location: Oban
  • Course leader: Dr Tavis Potts, the Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • Price: £2500

This course broadens attendees understanding of the competing interests associated with marine real-estate, and how they impact the site selection, progress and compromises enforced on marine renewable energy developments. The latest methods used to balance competing interests (Marine Spatial Planning) are introduced and discussed. The legal processes used to assess environmental impacts are covered to a level where students will understand the relevance and timescales associated with environment consenting processes. Topics include introduction to marine resources, overview of marine users, marine governance, policy, and planning, overview of assessment mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practical understanding of marine spatial planning
  • Practical understanding of environmental consenting processes
IDCore Research Engineers, wearing lifejackets on a boat, near Oban
IDCORE Research Engineers, September 2013 start cohort, enjoying a boat trip during the "Marine Renewables and the Environment" course run by SAMS in Oban, May 2013