Marine Energy Research Group

The Marine Energy Research Group covers the engineering and environmental interactions of all types of marine renewables with the majority of work focused on tidal stream turbines. Research expertise includes the combined effects of currents, waves and turbulence on turbines and the interaction of turbines in arrays using numerical modelling at all scales from turbine blades, to array scale and up to regional models. We have also published work in acoustic survey, turbulence (measurement and effect on devices), site survey, device prototyping, technology development, environmental impact, public perception and technoeconomics. Infrastructure available to the group includes a 12m 4 berth research vessel RV Noctiluca and high performance computing

Engineering from Clouds to Coasts Group (EC2)

The Engineering from Clouds to Coasts Group (EC2) carries out both fundamental and applied research into flooding and erosion. The Group contains recognised specialists in coastal engineering, estuarine and coastal morphodynamics, flood risk, hydrology and meteorology. EC2’s research is supported with grants from UK Research Councils, EU FP7, the Welsh Assembly, international research sponsors and industry. The group has very close links with Low Carbon Research Institute (Marine), which is also based in the College of Engineering. EC2 is focused firmly on major problems facing society regarding rising sea levels, flood risk, and offshore renewable energy which have been highlighted in recent Government reviews.