Optimising the generation and storage of tidal energy from Morecambe Bay


Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and North West Energy Squared Limited.

1 Year Enterprise-led Masters by Research, Ref. No. 124

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,327, and international students pay £16,390.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

Energy from tidal range is predictable, reliable, and clean. However, its displaced cyclical intermittency means that availability does not always match demand. To improve the value of this energy it is necessary to use a strategy that includes storage until the energy is required. The aim of this project is to investigate and model energy storage options, determine maximum potential benefits and demonstrate the delivery in planned systems in Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary. This project will involve data acquisition, modelling, and analysis.

The successful applicant will work alongside partner company North West Energy Squared Limited (NWE2) and its wider networks to inform developments in this area.

Applicants should have a good grounding in engineering with a willingness to work with other disciplines, for example economics, environmental sciences, maths and stats. Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 in engineering.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Professor George Aggidis, and NWE2. NWE2 is currently proceeding with proposals to commission barrages on Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary.

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Download the application documents for this project

Application deadline: Midnight Sunday 2nd June 2019

Start date: October 2019

This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.