MATES Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy course – open for registration!

The MATES course ‘Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy’ is now open for registration.


Course Topics:

This course will present marine energy fundamentals, available opportunities and skillsets required within the wave and tidal sector. We will cover the key requirements of building a commercial marine energy project, including technologies, business development, the policy framework and environmental consenting. We will also examine the developing technologies that will impact the skills requirements in this sector such as smart grid and smart sensors, big data and energy storage. Once you have registered, we will provide you with the full curriculum.


Target Audience:

The course is aimed at those who have some basic knowledge of working in a marine or maritime industry. Participant information retrieved through registration will enable Aquatera to tailor the course for participants’ level of experience.


Course Format:

The course will be conducted online over six sessions. Each three-hour session will focus on one area or aspect of marine energy. Participants will be limited in number to allow for discussion and group activities. Course places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.



The course is free to attend as part of the EC-funded MATES project which aims to deliver a skills strategy for Europe in Offshore Renewable Energy and Shipbuilding.


Dates and Registration:

You can register to attend the course on either the week of 22 February or the week of 22 March 2021.

Please register here.

Deadline for registration is 31 January 2021.

Download the course flyer here.

Once you’ve registered you will receive all the details about the course. If you have any questions, please get in touch:


Course Provider:

The course is delivered by Aquatera, a marine energy services company based in Orkney, Scotland, the heart of the marine energy sector of Europe. Ther portfolio includes:

  • Completion of over 250 marine energy studies
  • Collaboration with over 20 wave and tidal energy developers
  • Working experience in 30 countries around the world



Image: Scottish Renewables SR2000 and SME PLATO at Hatston Pier, June 2016 (Credit Colin Keldie, courtesy of EMEC)