Monday 20 September – Day 1:
We welcomed our keynote speaker, who opened the conference:
Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor, Ørsted
A lively interactive session dedicated to exploring, discussing, and learning about different facets of offshore wind energy. Discussion topics included:
-Women in offshore wind
-The ideal location for an offshore wind turbine
-Busting the myths around offshore wind
A diverse set of talks from our Cohort 2 students, who are all just starting out on their PhD journeys with the Aura CDT. They explained their research plans, linking to their vision for the future of the offshore wind sector.
Tuesday 21 September – Day 2:
Including presentations from a variety of industry speakers, including:
-Jo Burgess, Head of Innovation Talent & Skills, InnovateUK
-Jim Fleming, Head of Energy, EPSRC
-Andrew Elmes, Head of Business Development, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
-Prof Deborah Greaves, Head of the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, Plymouth University
-Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager, Vattenfall & Chair OWIC
Aura CDT Cohort 1 researchers also presented current findings from their first year of PhD research and were be joined by Postdoctoral Researchers, whose research fits within the Aura CDT themes.