The second Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub Annual Assembly took place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the University of Strathclyde and Technology and Innovation Centre. The conference welcomed over 215 delegates from academia, industry, policy and the public who had the chance to debate and explore the latest challenges, opportunities and research within offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
Delegates who attended the Assembly heard 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.