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The Sea, Research And Me - Professor Ian Bryden

29th May 2014

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Anyone with an interest in marine energy might wish to take look in on this lecture being held at ERI, Thurso. With marine energy being touted often as one of the means that Caithness will gain some new employment and contracts as Dounreay runs down this lecture may give some serious insights into what the fact are.

Doors open at 1715 - all ERI Seminars are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be available.

Ian will present a personal account of his research, which has been primarily related to marine renewable energy. This will include his early work with the University of Edinburgh Wave Energy group in the 1980s and describe how work by his colleagues still underpins wave and tidal current development now. He will discuss how marine energy research has developed since the 1980s and how he sees the future of marine energy and the supporting research, which will include hydrodynamics, marine science, economics, engineering and ecology.

Professor Ian Bryden has been Vice Principal (Research) and Associate Principal (Specialist Colleges) at UHI since 1st November 2013. Prior to his move to UHI he was Head of the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, having previously held positions with Heriot-Watt University and the Robert Gordon University. He has over 30 years research experience, primarily in fields associated with energy and hydrodynamics and is still active in research related to marine energy. Ian's principal research interests relate to the artificial extraction of energy from the sea. Most recently this has been directed towards tidal current power, with emphasis on the interactions between the extraction process, the technology and the resource itself. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Institution for Mechanical Engineers, the Institute for Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologist and the Institute for Physics.

 

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