Dr Iain Fairley
Research Officer
Telephone: (01792) 602326
Room: Research Hub - 102
First Floor
Energy Safety Research Institute
Bay Campus


  1. & The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems to Map Intertidal Sediment. Remote Sensing 10(12), 1918
  2. & The influence of waves on morphodynamic impacts of energy extraction at a tidal stream turbine site in the Pentland Firth. Renewable Energy 125, 630-647.
  3. & The Impact of Marine Renewable Energy Extraction on Sediment Dynamics. In Zhaoqing Yang, Andrea Copping (Ed.), Marine Renewable Energy. (pp. 279-304). Springer.
  4. & The cumulative impact of tidal stream turbine arrays on sediment transport in the Pentland Firth. Renewable Energy 80, 755-769.
  5. et. al. Large scale three-dimensional modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact: Methodologies for quantifying acceptable thresholds for sustainable exploitation. Ocean & Coastal Management

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  • EG-108 Engineering Sustainability

    To understand what sustainability is, why it is important and how engineering can be carried out in a sustainable way. ¿sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.¿ (Bruntland Commission, UN, 1987) The three ¿pillars¿ of sustainability are protection of the environment, stable and profitable business economics and a healthy society. The module aims to inspire engineers through good case studies and to show how engineers can contribute to all three aspects of this ¿triple bottom line¿.