EPSRC Funds Research on Marine Energy Development

EPSRC, as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, has invited proposals for collaborative research projects that will investigate novel concepts for marine energy development.

Three priority remit areas were identified at a scoping workshop in October 2013 and have been further refined (in consultation with UK marine energy champions) to form the remit of this call:

  • Wave and Tidal Array Modelling
  • Novel Materials, Components and Sub-Systems
  • Increasing Survivability and Reliability

As marine energy development is a global initiative, EPSRC would encourage proposals that aim to build new (or build on existing) collaborations with international academic researchers in wave and tidal energy. The usual EPSRC funding restrictions apply for international researchers.

The call closes at 16:00 on 04 August 2015. Up to £3M is available for this call with EPSRC looking to fund four to five projects. The duration of the grant(s) may be up to three years.