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Supergen ORE Hub Annual Assembly

Wednesday 6th November 2019, University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

The second Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub Annual Assembly took place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.

Over 215 delegates attended the Assembly to hear from a range of speakers on a broad range of topics including:

  • Updates from the Hub Co-directors on the core research being conducted by the Hub
  • Brief introductions to the Supergen ORE Hub's Flexible Funded projects
  • Updates and latest outputs from the Supergen Wind, Supergen Marine (UKCMER) and UK China projects
  • The latest developments and views from industry on the ORE sector

Those attending also had the chance to engage with a Q&A industrial panel session, which discussed the net zero carbon targets and what this means for offshore renewable energy, including what they think each ORE sector is doing to contribute to net zero, what needs to be done within the ORE sector to support achieving the targets and how current public opinion on climate change impacts or accelerates the deployment of offshore renewable technologies.

The industry Q&A panel was chaired by Yannis Dragotis, Head of Nuclear & Renewable Energy Innovation Delivery for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Panel members also included: Will Apps (Head of Energy Development, Crown Estate), Daniel Coles (Project Resource Analyst, SIMEC Atlantis Energy), Professor William Hung (WH Power Systems Consultant Ltd) Elva Bannon (Senior Research Engineer, Wave Energy Scotland), and Jonathan Elmslie (Chartered Mechanical Engineer (Offshore Wind), Atkins Global).

The Annual Assembly also saw the launch of the Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape - an interactive web tool designed to bring together and communicate UK based offshore renewable energy research to academia, industry, policymakers and the public. The landscape also acts as a platform to allow researchers within ORE to promote current or recent projects, and academic and industrial researchers are invited to submit their research projects for inclusion. Visit the Research Landscape webpage for more information.

Finally, delegates had the opportunity to view and discuss a range of research poster presentations from the Hub's Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum, which took place on the previous day. You can view the ECR posters on the ECR Forum webpage.

A big thank you to everyone who attended, our Assembly speakers, and the conference venue for supporting our second Annual Assembly. You can view PDFs of the presentations and photos from the main Assembly day below, and view the ECR posters and abstracts on the ECR Forum webpage.


Annual Assembly Presentations

Photographs from the Annual Assembly

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