Workshops and Meetings

The 3rd CORER workshop

‘Overcoming the Obstacles to Deployment of Tide and Wave Marine Renewable Energy’

took place in Liverpool, hosted by Schools of Engineering (SoE), Electrical Engineering and Electronics (SoEEE) and the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, together with the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool.

This half‐day meeting will consisted of a series of short talks to set the scene, followed by a structured discussion session to explore opportunities for Offshore Renewable Energy Research collaboration within the University of Liverpool and beyond.

Summary of the event

The 2nd CORER Workshop took place on the 29th of May 2014

The 2nd CORER researchers meeting took place on the 29th of May 2014, hosted by the University of Liverpool, Schools of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics and the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty.

The meeting continued shaping the research capabilities within the CORER group whilst broadening the scope of researchers included. This highlights the multi-disciplinary approach often needed to tackle the large challenges faced by the renewable sector.

Judith Wolf introduced CORER to the wider group and Ian Walkington presented the lessons learnt working on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon modelling consultancy project. Chris Frid, from the University of Liverpool's School of Environmental Sciences, discussed the negative and also the positive potential effects of offshore renewable devices on the local environment and ecosystems. Marine spatial planning was introduced by Sue Kidd, University of Liverpool, and Karyn Morrissey also of the University of Liverpool, explained the economic perspective of offshore renewable energy.

Finally, Liverpool based wave energy consultant Ronan Costello presented a wave energy converter feasibility tool used in industry.

The event concluded with a group discussion of key questions:

  • ‘What are the big socio-economic issues in the marine energy industry?’
  • ‘How can strategic funding of ORE scientific research address the big issues in the marine energy industry?’
  • ‘For you, what would success of the Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy Research (CORER) look like?’

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The 1st CORER Workshop was held on the 20th of March 2014

The 1st CORER researchers meeting took place on the 20th of March 2014, at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool. It was attended by CORER researchers from the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool and The University of Liverpool, as well as invited researchers and industry partners. The Capabilities within the CORER members based in Liverpool were discussed in a series of short presentations from Dr Judith Wolf, Dr Ming Li, Dr Louise O'Boyle and Hannah Buckland. Also, Dr Lin Jiang discussed 'Water to Wire', renewable energy generation and grid integration.

The second half of the meeting progressed similarly, with presentations outlining CORER opportunities and external offshore renewable research. A presentation on 'smart coatings for anti-fouling corrosion protection' was given by Prof. Dimitry Shchukin and Dr Rene Steijl presented the parallels between wind turbine simulations and CFD analysis of helicopters using moving/sliding mesh methods and fluid/structure interaction modelling.

Finally, Dr. Francisco Alejandro Diaz De la O presented methods to quantify uncertainty in hybrid renewable energy generation and his colleague, Dr Marco Alves from The Wave Energy Centre, WavEC, continued on a similar theme; presenting risk mitigation strategies for offshore renewables.

The meeting highlighted a wealth of Liverpool knowledge and expertise for modelling offshore renewable energy devices, within the context of a wider research and industrial community.