Joint UK-China offshore renewables energy (ORE) systems workshop

Energy for a low carbon future

10-11 November 2016

 This event has now closed 

The RCUK Energy Programme invited Expressions of Interest to attend a two day workshop on 10-11 November 2016, in London, to engage in discussion, to identify research challenges and to initiate new collaborative working partnerships between UK and Chinese academics working in the area of offshore renewable energy.

The workshop focused on the challenges related to design and deployment of offshore wind power (both floating and static), wave energy converters and hybrid systems of the two technologies. Attendees also considered how environmental science could be used to optimise deployment, informing on resource assessment, planning and site characterisation of ORE systems, including consideration of the potential environmental impacts or benefits.

The scope of the workshop included:

  1. Novel device design and development of existing technology
  2. Site planning, characterisation and optimising ORE system deployment
  3. Monitoring and modelling
  4. Operation and maintenance once deployed

The outcomes of this workshop were fed directly into a joint National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and NERC call and proposals were considered at an assessment panel in Swindon in May 2017 followed by a prioritisation meeting in Beijing.


Julie Goulding
01793 411540