Supporting Ecological Research

Our marine renewables research programme is a key part of our commitment to delivering a positive impact for our environment.

Since 2011, we have supported nine PhD research projects, four of which have been completed. Five are ongoing at various stages from just started to near completion. We work in partnership with several key organisations to deliver this research and to train researchers in the field and in the office.

Our marine renewables research programme will help to improve evidence-based decision making by reducing the uncertainty over ornithological impacts. It will also contribute to the training of future skilled scientists who will hopefully go on to work in marine renewables. We are also very pleased to have obtained several NERC CASE studentships to support postgraduate research, as well as funding from industry and from academia.