ICIT is recognised as a world leader in research, teaching and consultancy with particular expertise in managing the resources of the marine environment. We are ideally based in Orkney, a renewable energy-rich area with 550 miles of diverse coastal habitats.

Our five MSc programmes attract students from around the world. We design the renewable energy courses to produce highly qualified graduates who can fill the skills gap in the emerging renewable energy sector while the marine resource management programme provides graduates with a broad expertise in the management of marine and coastal resources. We offer distance learning in MSc Renewable Energy Development and MSc Marine Renewable Energy.

We continue to develop a strong research and consultancy portfolio, enjoying mutually productive links with industry, Government and other academic bodies at local, national and international levels.

Orkney's International Centre for Island Technology, part of Heriot-Watt University, has been welcoming students from around the world to the islands for nearly 30 years.

Our new blog at http://www.orkney.com/whats-new/icit-orkney explores why Orkney, and the town of Stromness in particular, has become such a draw for anyone keen to work in the emerging marine energy sector.