INORE’s North American Symposium Comes to Oregon May 18-22, 2017

The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) is an organization for early-stage and early- career researchers and professionals with the purpose of promoting collaboration and communication in the offshore renewable energy sector. INORE achieves this mission by offering events and workshops at offshore renewable energy conferences, providing research collaboration grants to its members, and by offering two annual symposia, one in Europe and one in North America. This year, INORE’s North American Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon from May 18-22, 2017.   The INORE Symposia are INORE’s flagship event which gathers 40-60 early-stage and early career researchers and professionals for 4-7 days of workshops, speaking events, poster sessions and collaborative working tasks.  These intimate and informal gathering promotes future international collaboration from which we’ve seen several projects arise. This year’s North American Symposium will include a stakeholder engagement workshop by Oregon Sea Grant and a technical software workshop by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Our agenda also includes technical and recreational site visits to Bonneville Lock and Dam, Bridge of the Gods and Eagle Creek. The first day of the symposium will include an industry panel, the stakeholder engagement workshop, as well as a poster session by our participants, who are coming from as far as Chile and Myanmar and South Africa. The individuals attending focus on topics relating to technical, environmental, and social aspects of offshore renewable energy technologies. This year, we are making this first day of events open to those outside of INORE. If you are interested in attending events on this first day, please email [email protected]   Promoting exchange amongst early-career researchers...

EWTEC 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 27th January !

The 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference will be held between 27th August and 1st September 2017 at University College Cork in Ireland. Thinking to attend and present your work? Don’t miss the abstract submission deadline next Friday 27th ! Authors will be notified of acceptance by TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY and full papers will be due by FRIDAY 19th MAY 2017. The thematic tracks are all related to wave and tidal energy: Wave / tidal resource characterization Wave / tidal device development and testing Wave / tidal hydrodynamic modelling. Grid integration, Power take-off and control Station keeping, moorings and foundations Structural mechanics: materials, fatigue, loadings. Environmental impact and appraisal Operations and maintenance Economic, social, legal & political aspects of ocean energy This year INOREans wanting to attend the INORE European Symposium will have the opportunity to combine it on the same trip with EWTEC as the symposium will take place in the west coast of Ireland the week right before the conference (20th to 26th of August). Application will open in June and more information will be provided then...