Feargal Brennan is the James Blythe Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. His area of expertise is structural integrity and its application to ships, offshore renewables and the Oil & Gas sector. He has published over one hundred and fifty papers in peer reviewed technical journals and conferences and sits on numerous national and international committees concerning structural integrity and offshore renewable energy. He is director of the Cranfield - Oxford - Strathclyde Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Centre for Doctoral Training and Research Director of the Wind and Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) Centre for Doctoral Training. He is Offshore Wind Champion for the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy programme.