Elaine was seconded to EMEC in August 2014 from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, as the Technical Business Development Manager. She has since joined EMEC full time as Technical Manager responsible for managing the project team, who work across EMEC to deliver wave and tidal developer testing, including enabling technology R&D projects. She provides support to the Operations Director and from her technical perspective initiates testing programs to build on EMEC’s experience in real sea testing for the wave and tidal sector. In her time at EMEC, she has worked and delivered on key European funded projects and actively works alongside developers in supporting them in their technology development programmes.
Elaine is also responsible for monitoring emerging technologies and assessing their potential for development into new assets and services at EMEC. The centre has become a focal point for the emerging marine renewables industry as Orkney has become home to some of the most innovative marine energy technologies currently in development.
Prior to joining EMEC, Elaine was a renewable energy consultant and previously was in the O&G exploration sector with Schlumberger for 17 years. She worked internationally in North America, South America, Mexico and Asia. She completed her MSc. in Renewable Energy from Heriot Watt University and has a BSc. in Marine Sciences from Texas A&M University Galveston.