Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

in offshore wind energy and the environment

Conference 20-21 September 2021

The annual Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) conference is an opportunity for industry and academia to come together to share the latest research around offshore wind and its environmental impacts.

The 2021 event brought together exciting keynote speakers from the offshore wind industry and provided a platform for our talented PhD researchers to showcase their research.

The conference will be ran over two research-packed days!
Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions:

Monday 20 September – Day 1: We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, who will open the conference: Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor, Ørsted Discussion stations A lively interactive session dedicated to exploring, discussing, and learning about different facets of offshore wind energy. Discussion topics include: -Women in offshore wind -The ideal location for an offshore wind turbine -Busting the myths around offshore wind PhD Talks A diverse set of talks from our Cohort 2 students, who all just starting out on their PhD journeys with the Aura CDT. They will explain their research plans, linking to their vision for the future of the offshore wind sector.


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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 will also present current findings from their first year of PhD research and will be joined by Postdoctoral Researchers, whose research fits within the Aura CDT themes.


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“This is an exciting opportunity discuss the challenges that face the offshore wind energy – developing the talent, the technology and the innovation that is needed to grow the sector. An expanding offshore wind energy sector is vital for meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero targets and the Humber is placed at the centre of this ambition. We look forward to showcasing our cutting-edge research that supports this target.” Professor Dan Parsons, Director, Aura CDT and the Energy & Environment Institute at the University of Hull

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