|May 2016||Uppsala||Environmental impact & monitoring of offshore renewable energy farms||UU|
|Mar 2016||Exeter||Offshore renewable energy reliability||Tecnalia, UCC, UNEXE, WavEC, EDP, Mojo Maritime|
|18-19 Apr 2016||Cork||Social & economic impacts of offshore renewable energy||UCC, WavEC|
|25 Aug – 4 Sep 2015||Nantes||Experimental & numerical modelling of wave energy||ECN, WavEC|
|21-28 Apr 2015||Wageningen||Experimental & numerical modelling of offshore wind energy||MARIN, IST|
|2-6 Feb 2015||Bremerhaven||Fixed and floating offshore wind technology||FH-IWES|
|1– 5 Dec 2014||Lisbon||Course in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship||WavEC|
|14–18 Jul 2014||Lisbon||Wave Energy Technology||IST|
|6–9 May 2014||Santander||Wind and wave energy resource characterisation and site selection||IH Cantabria|
“Environmental Impact & Monitoring of Offshore Renewable Energy Farms” course
07 to 12 May 2016, Klubban, (Fiskebäckskil, Sweden)
OceaNET´s “Environmental Impact and Monitoring of Offshore renewable energy farms” course was provided by Uppsala University in May 2016. It was held at Uppsala University’s biological center, Klubban, in Fiskebäckskil (Sweden) from 07 to 12 May 2016.
The course covered the following topics:
– General Environmental impact from marine renewables
– Environmental impact specific to wind, wave, tidal & mitigation
– Environmental monitoring techniques and modelling
– The Lysekil and other test sites – what is done, what is urgent to come
“Offshore renewable energy farms” course
06 to 15 April 2016, Penryn (Cornwall, UK)
OceaNET´s “Offshore renewable energy farms” course was provided by the University of Exeter in April 2016. The course was organized in cooperation with WavEC Offshore Renewables, Tecnalia, EDP Innovation, University College Cork, and Mojo Maritime. It was held in Penryn (Cornwall, UK) from 06 to 15 April 2016. The course covered the following topics:
- Mooring arrangements
- Deployment (offshore operations, support vessels, weather window requirements, port and maritime space usage legislation)
- O&M (condition monitoring; planned, corrective and preventive maintenance; failures rates and downtime accounting; maritime health & safety)
- Grid connection (components, power quality and energy storage issues)
- Economics (costs, revenues, project finance)
2nd AAU and ECN EWTEC affiliated PhD course on: ‘Numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters’
Aug. 25 – Sept. 4, 2015, Ecole Centrale Nantes, Nantes (France)
The course ‘Numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters’, organised by Ecole Centrale Nantes, took place from the 25th of August to the 4th of September 0f 2015 in Nantes, France. The main objective of this course was to train each participant to the numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters (WECs).
The following topics was taught:
- The State of the Art of wave energy conversion techniques
- The State of the Art of numerical modelling of WECs, the limitations and the alternative numerical approaches
- The State of the Art of experimental modelling of WECs, the limitations
- The State of the Art of control of WECs
Experimental & numerical modelling of offshore wind energy
21-28 Apr 2015, Wageningen
The Oceanet course Experimental & numerical modelling of
offshore wind energy, organized by MARIN, took place from the 21st to the 28th of April 2015 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
This course offered the Early Stage Researcher the opportunity to learn more about numerical modelling of offshore wind energy devices. The students had the opportunity to do some experimental modelling of floating offshore wind devices. They did this by building their own floating wind energy models to test them. Moreover, they also visited the Egmond Offshore Wind Park by boat.
Fixed and floating offshore wind technology
2-6 Feb 2015, Bremerhaven
The OceaNET short course “Fixed and Floating offshore wind technology” and WP5 “Farm Design, Implementation and O&M” meeting took take place from the 02nd to 6th February 2015 in Bremerhaven, Germany and was hosted by IWES Fraunhofer.
Two excursions took place:
– Tour de Wind: Bus tour to “wind” locations and companies in Bremerhaven (such as Deutsche WindGuard GmbH, Areva Wind GmbH, WeserWind GMBH …);
– Test Center Support Structures in Hannover: Travel from Bremerhaven to Hannover via bus line and visit the Test Center Support Structures in Hannover
Course in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
1– 5 Dec 2014, Lisbon
OceaNET early stage researchers completed on the 5th December 2014 their one week course in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. The course was provided by the Católica Business and Economics University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Cooking class for OceaNET fellows
At the end of the first day of the course the team gathered at the Centre of Culinary arts in Lisbon, to have a cooking class. Check some pictures of this event and cooking recipes of this day. Click here.
Wave Energy Technology
14–18 Jul 2014, Lisbon
The 2nd Short Course on Wave Energy Technology was hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon from the 14th of July till the 18th of July 2014. The course gave an introduction to wave energy technology and focussed on different aspects of wave energy technology, such as wave makers and forces, control of PTO, arrays and designs, moorings, hydraulic systems, hydrodynamic conversion and turbines.
Wind and wave energy resource characterisation and site selection
6–9 May 2014, Santander
The Welcome Seminar was followed by the first OceaNET short course ´Wind and wave energy resource characterisation and site selection’ hosted at the IH Cantabria from the 6th– 9th of May.
To see the short course timetable, please click here.