The symposium will be held over 2.5 days at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre of UWA, and will cover the following themes spanning wave, tidal and offshore wind energy:
- Device development and performance optimisation
- Extreme conditions and survivability
- Moorings and foundations
- Control, PTO systems and grid connectivity
- Resource assessments and prediction
- Environmental impacts
- Policy, economics and regulations
The AORES symposium aims to foster collaboration and future growth of the Australian ocean renewable energy sector (wave, tide and offshore wind). It brings together industry, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders to share information on the latest domestic developments and scientific advancements. To provide a global context, a number of international and industry leaders will deliver keynote presentations.
This second symposium follows on from the very successful inaugural event in Melbourne in 2016.
We invite abstracts from developers, researchers and other stakeholders within the field of ocean renewable energy. The symposium will be conducted in plenary, including both oral and poster presentations, as well as discussion sessions.
On Wednesday afternoon (21st Nov) we will hold ocean energy Industry Roundtable. The first part of the program is the Developers Showcase. Here, members of the Australian Marine Energy Taskforce (AMET), along with additional international ocean energy technology developers, will present a short overview about their company, their technology and their emerging markets. The second part of the program shifts attention to market development. The program will consist of two separate panels – the first one focused on domestic market opportunities for ocean energy technologies and the second one on export market opportunities. Both segments will provide ample opportunity for engagement between the audience and industry leaders.
The registration fee (regular: $375, student: $325) will include daily catering, a sundowner and a symposium dinner.
Chairs (UWA): Prof. Christophe Gaudin, Prof. Ryan Lowe, Dr Hugh Wolgamot
Organisers: Dr Dirk Rijnsdorp (UWA), Dr Jana Orszaghova (UWA), A/Prof. Scott Draper (UWA),
Dr Jeff Hansen (UWA), A/Prof. Britta Bienen (UWA), Dr Wiebke Ebeling (UWA), Dr Ian Milne (UWA),
Prof. Richard Manasseh (Swinburne), A/Prof. Irene Penesis (UTAS), Dr Jean-Roch Nader (UTAS), Dr Mark Hemer (CSIRO), Ms Stephanie Thornton (AMET)
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ARENA Workshop on Tidal Energy
Following the symposium, on Friday 23rd November 2018, ARENA workshop
Tidal Energy in Australia – Assessing Resource and Feasibility to Australia’s Future Energy Mix
will be held at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre of UWA.
The AUStralian Tidal Energy (AUSTEn) project, is a three year project (2018 – 2020), co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy National Agency (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program, and led by the Australian Maritime College (University of Tasmania), in partnership with CSIRO and University of Queensland. The project has a strong industry support (Atlantis Resources Limited, MAKO Tidal Turbines Ltd) and aims to map the country’s tidal energy resource in unprecedented detail as well as to assess its economic feasibility and ability to contribute to Australia’s energy needs (www.austen.org.au). It will aid the emerging renewable energy sector to develop commercial-scale tidal energy projects.
The AUSTEn team is organizing a workshop to share its outcomes and obtain peer review of project’s work but more importantly to allow targeted discussions of the needs of different sectors to ensure the project delivers benefits to users as well as to start building relationships between sector players in order to build more effective collaborations in the future.
The workshop will include a presentation of the AUSTEn project and a group work session around paving the important steps to site commercialisation in which we welcome participation. There will also be a panel session with invited speakers from the industry and government.
We welcome involvement in this event – please register your interest with the AUSTEn team (email: AUSTEn@utas.edu.au). An agenda will be provided. Morning tea, coffee and lunch also will be provided.