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SESSION 6: U.K. Floating Offshore Wind Panel
September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT
The UK has embarked on one of the world’s most aggressive offshore wind plans, including plans for commercial floating wind. What are the UK plans for floating wind, and what R&D opportunities is the UK pursuing? How can the US and UK collaborate in the nascent floating offshore wind space?
Moderator: Carrie Hitt, Director, National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Opening remarks: Ronit Prawer, Director, Eastern USA , UK Science & Innovation Network, British Consulate-General, Boston
Feargal Brennan, Director of the Renewable Energy Marine Structures Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) (Cranfield, Oxford and Strathclyde), Offshore Wind Champion for the EPSRC Flagship Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme; Wind to hydrogen.
Deborah Greaves, Director of Supergen ORE Hub, Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Director of the COAST Laboratory University of Plymouth
James Battensby, Head of Research Business Development at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult); industry organization; UK floating offshore wind Center of Excellence; key drivers to accerlerate floating wind in the UK; research challenges including dynamic cables; how the UK and US can collaborate.
Industry perspective, Supergen Advisory Board