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Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Distinguished Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.

He is Research Director of the Wind & Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) Centre for Doctoral Training.  He is a Director and the Offshore Wind Champion for the EPSRC Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme, Principal Investigator of Ocean-Refuel and Co-Investigator of the CoTide UKRI/EPSRC Programmes.  He sits on the UK Government Department of Energy Security and Net Zero Science Expert Group, SOWEC (The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council) the NZTC (Net Zero Technology Centre) academic advisory board and the GUH (Global Underwater Hub) board.  He is the UK standing member and leader of the UK delegation to the ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress) and has served as expert witness for commercial offshore wind litigation cases at the London Court of International Arbitration.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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