About CORE 2016 Running for the second time, CORE 2016 is the only technical conference on offshore renewable energy in Scotland, a fitting location, considering that is where most of the UK's offshore wind energy resources are concentrated. This conference will offer delegates an unparalleled opportunity to network with researchers, technology developers, industrial players, and supply chain partners. It will address the latest developments and strategies in offshore renewable energy, potential investors from public funds and government support funding, wave and tidal energy resources. One of the aims of this conference is to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a roadmap for research activities in the context of offshore renewable energy that are a relatively new and challenging field of interest. In particular, the conference will enable research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore renewable energy conversion platforms for wind and wave energy resources.