Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub - Annual Assembly

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 6 November 2019
Supergen ORE Hub , Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Connecting academia, industry partners, policy makers and the public around offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
 

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded consortium. They provide research leadership to connect academia, industry, policy and public stakeholders, inspire innovation and maximise societal value in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

This is a free event

Join them at their second annual assembly to:

  • Explore and debate cutting edge research within offshore wind, wave and tidal energy
  • Find out about the latest opportunities and challenges in offshore renewable energy technologies
  • Have the opportunity to network with the offshore renewable community, including academics and industry professionals
Draft Programme

09:00 - 09:25 Registration, networking and refreshments

09:25 – 09:30 Welcome to the Day

09:30 – 09.35 Welcome to University of Strathclyde

09:35 – 09:50 Keynote speaker

09:50 – 10:10 Introduction by the Supergen ORE Hub

  • Welcome to the conference
  • Research Landscape launch and demonstration

10:10 – 11:00 Session 1 - Supergen ORE Hub Core Research and Flexible Fund Research

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment break with poster sessions and networking

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2 - Supergen ORE Hub Core Research and Flexible Fund Research

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch with poster sessions and networking

14:00 – 15:15 Session 3 – Wider ORE Community Research and Initiatives

  • Supergen Wind Highlights
  • Supergen Marine Highlights
  • UK China

15:15 – 16:45 Industry speaker session

  • Will Apps, Head of Energy Development, The Crown Estate - The recent release of the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, and any potential challenges or opportunities for projects coming forward.
  • Elva Bannon, Senior Research Engineer, Wave Energy Scotland - The WES structured programme of development and its next stages.
  • Ùna Brosnan, Business and Strategy Development Manager - Offshore Wind, Atkins Global - recent events in the offshore wind sector, including the recent sector deal - Round 4 Offshore Wind Leasing - and potential research, challenges or opportunities.

16.45 – 17:00 Closing Session

  • Round-up of the day
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Poster Prize giving

17:00 – 17:30 Refreshments and networking

17:30 Close of event

Evening drinks reception - Tuesday 5th November
  • 18:00 - 19:00 at the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Join them on Tuesday 5th November for an evening drinks reception with other delegates, the Supergen ORE Hub Co-directors, and their Early Career Researcher Network.

Please select whether you would like to attend when registering your place to the conference.

Speakers

Will Apps, Head of Energy Development, The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate play an active role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector, from leasing sites to collaborating with their customers to help boost performance, reduce costs and de-risk investment. Will Apps, Head of Energy Development at The Crown Estate will be discussing the recent release of the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, and any potential challenges or opportunities for projects coming forward.

Elva Bannon, Senior Research Engineer, Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government and is a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Elva Bannon, Senior Research Engineer at WES will be discussing the WES structured programme of development and its next stages.

Ùna Brosnan, Business and Strategy Development Manager - Offshore Wind, Atkins Global

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Ùna Brosnan, Business and Strategy Development Manager at Atkins Global will be discussing recent events in the offshore wind sector, including the recent sector deal - Round 4 Offshore Wind Leasing - and any potential research or other challenges or opportunities for the sector looking forward.

Who is this conference for?

This event is open to everyone within the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors. Their first Annual Assembly attracted over 200 delegates from a variety of backgrounds including Early Career Researchers, academics, policy makers, research councils, industry professionals and the general public.

Location and travel information

The conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, which has been awarded excellent sustainable design standards by the Building Research Establishment.

Travel information and registration at this link.