Marine Technological Solutions for the Identification, Installation and Exploitation of Future MR Energy Resource

  • Date 15 Mar 2018
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Marine Technological Solutions for the Identification, Installation and Exploitation of Future MR Energy Resource

15 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 12:05

South Gallery Room 7 & 8

Chaired by: Dr Zoe Roberts, Senior Metocean Analyst, Vattenfall Wind Power (UK) and Simon Cheeseman, Wave & Tidal Sector Specialist, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

This session, will explore the variety of challenges facing the marine renewables industry and the emerging technologies being developed to address them. Perspectives will be offered on the de-risking and commercialisation of floating offshore wind technology, the design of multi-use offshore platforms and improvements in site identification, characterisation and yield optimisation for tidal arrays, alongside innovative approaches to improving efficiency in installation operations.

A Floating Future? Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercialisation of Floating Offshore Wind Technology
Rhodri James, Manager, The Carbon Trust

Does Tidal Energy Extraction Ameliorate or Exacerbate the Effects of Climate Change?
Dr Michela De Dominicis, Marine Systems Modelling Group, National Oceanography Centre

Can Multi-Use Offshore Platforms Be Cost Effective for Energy and Aquaculture Applications?
Dr Jonathan Williams, CEO, Marine South East

Turbulence in Marine Environments: Re-Visiting the Findings of the TiME Project
Kevin Black, Technical Director, Marine Survey and Consultancy, Partrac

Contributions to the Optimization of Alpha Factors for Heavy Lift Offshore Operations
Leo Hume-Wright, Wind Energy Specialist (Senior Scientist), Met Office

A Framework for a Light-Weight Metocean Measurement and Forecast System
Marco Westra, Metocean Consultant, MetOcean Consult Nederland


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  • Simon Cheeseman


    Wave & Tidal Sector Specialist

    Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

    Simon Cheeseman is an experienced Marine Engineer having worked in both the commercial and public sectors. Simon joined the Offshore Renewable...

  • Dr Zoe Roberts


    Senior Metocean Analyst

    Vattenfall Wind Power (UK)

    Dr Zoe Roberts, Senior Metocean Analyst at Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd, is responsible for the safe, accurate and efficient delivery of all aspects of...

  • Michela De Dominicis



    National Oceanography Centre

    Dr Michela De Dominicis is a Researcher in the NOC’s Marine System Modelling Group. She is a physical oceanographer with a strong expertise in marine...

  • Rhodri James



    Carbon Trust

    Rhodri is a Manager in the Policy & Innovation team at the Carbon Trust, where he leads on activity in floating offshore wind and offshore wind...

  • Leo Hume-Wright


    Wind Energy Specialist

    Met Office

    Leo is an experienced wind energy professional and works closely with industry and academic stakeholders to deliver products and services at all...

  • Marco Westra


    Metocean Consultant

    MetOcean Consult Nederland

    As a senior metocean expert and numerical modeler, Mr. Westra has over 20 years of experience in determination of hydraulic boundary conditions,...

  • Jonathan Williams



    Marine South East Ltd

    Jonathan Williams began his career in subsea engineering and offshore energy. He has been CEO of marine sector consortium, Marine South East, since...