The Supergen ORE Hub 2022 Autumn Assembly took place on 29 September 2022, and welcomed almost 200 delegates to St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford. An accompanying Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum took place the previous day (28 September 2022) welcoming over 60 ECRs.

About the Autumn Assembly

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub organise an Annual Assembly to give an opportunity to those working in the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors the chance to explore and debate cutting-edge research, find out about the latest opportunities and challenges in offshore renewable energy technologies, and network with the offshore renewable community, including academics, industry professionals and policymakers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Annual Assemblies in January 2021 and 2022 were held virtually. In 2022 we organised an additional Assembly to give people the opportunity to come together to meet and network in person. This 2022 Autumn Assembly showcased and celebrated ORE research, and was a chance to review and update our Research Landscape, as well as plan for future activities to support ORE towards 2030 and beyond.

We were delighted to welcome Huub den Rooijen, Managing Director (Marine) from The Crown Estate as our keynote speaker, and further industry and academic representatives presenting in several sessions including:

  • A brief overview of core research in the Supergen ORE Hub delivered by our Co-Directors and representatives
  • Quick updates on some of our Supergen ORE Hub Flexible Funded projects
  • Presentations and discussions on the topic of engaging/bringing the public along with the transition to net zero and grow and sustain the workforce needed, ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a core element, to 2030 and beyond
  • Presentations and discussions on accelerating learning and sharing of best practice in ORE through international collaboration and the role of the Supergen ORE Hub in providing research leadership for ORE to achieve targets for 2030, 2050 and beyond
  • Presentations and discussions on what policy changes are needed to enable targets for 2030 and beyond to be achieved within the context of ORE
  • An update and introduction to additional and new ORE research projects and programmes
  • And an update on the eight EPSRC funded Marine Wave Energy projects

The Assembly also showcased 21 posters from our Early Career Researcher Community with prizes being awarded to the following:

  • Third place: Karim Ali (University of Manchester) - “Wind Farm Parameterisation in WRF”
  • Second place: Dr Sam Tucker Harvey and Dr Xiaosheng Chen (University of Oxford) - “Unsteady Loading Tidal Benchmarking Project”
  • First place: Markella Zormpa (University of Oxford) - “Dynamic Mode Decomposition of Wind Turbine Wakes”

You can view a booklet of all the ECR abstracts and posters here.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended, our speakers, session chairs and panel members, and the team at St Catherine’s College for hosting the event – without your engagement the Assembly wouldn’t be possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Spring Assembly in Southampton in 2023.

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