Across both days of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge research taking place by academics and PhD researchers into the challenges facing the offshore wind industry. The conference benefits from the generous support of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, who are sponsoring awards for outstanding PhD research, and from Ørsted, who are sponsors of the Student Poster Prize.
Reflecting the Aura CDT’s commitment to driving a sustainable future for the offshore wind industry, the conference sessions will cover varied themes including Grid Integration - Transmitting the Energy Revolution; Innovations in energy storage; Co-Location: Sharing in Success; Manufacturing: Infusing the Next Generation and Marine Life in a Changing World.
The Aura CDT students have taken an active role in pulling together the programme for the conference, as well as developing the lively interactive “discussion stations” session, which is dedicated to exploring and discussing different facets of offshore wind energy.
Dr Danielle Smith, Programme Manager for the Aura CDT at the University of Hull said:
“The Aura CDT is training our future leaders and leading in sustainable innovation for offshore wind energy. Last year we launched our first Aura CDT conference and we were inspired by the energy and innovative approach of our researchers to developing sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the sector. As our Centre grows, we will hear more of these solutions this year and explore the vital role offshore wind plays in the green innovation revolution.”
Places on the conference are free of charge and are limited to individuals working within the offshore wind industry or undertaking relevant academic research in that arena. The programme includes plenty of opportunities to network and gain insight into the fabulous facilities for low carbon innovation at the conference venue - the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre.
The Aura CDT brings together four partner institutes representing a broad range of interdisciplinary research expertise relating to offshore wind energy and the environment. Led by the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute, in partnership with the Durham University, Newcastle University and the University of Sheffield.
The Aura CDT receives funding from UKRI’s EPSRC and NERC, reflected in its dual focus on the engineering and environmental challenges facing the offshore wind industry and its drive for a sustainable future.
Visit the Aura CDT website for conference information and bookings.