Conference Topics

Offshore energy conference will provide a forum for discussion and presentation of several topics for development and deployment offshore renewable energy devices, of cost effective and enviromentally minimum impact offshore energy platforms, technologies and business models.

Offshore Wind Energy Topics Cover but Not Limited to:

The development of new engineering modeling and analysis tools required to lower overall offshore facility costs and to design the next generation of innovative large-scale turbines optimized for installation and operation in the marine environment.

Wind Resource Assesment. Structures. Foundations. Sea state assessment. Market analysis, technology development, and deployment projects that will overcome key barriers including the relatively high cost of energy, the mitigation of environmental impacts, the technical challenges of project installation, and grid interconnection. Grid Connections. Turbine Controls. Turbine Generator Technologies. Supply Chain. Logistics.Operation and Maintenance. Risk Assessment.

Offshore Oil, Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Platforms Topics Cover but Not Limited to:

Naval Architecture; Marine Structural Mechanics; Safety and Reliability; Materials; Pipelines and Risers; Polar and Arctic Engineering; Computational Fluid Dynamics and Vortex Induced Vibrations; Port and Waterfront Design and Engineering; Linear and Nonlinear Wave Mechanics; Hydrodynamics; Fluid-Structure Interaction; Cable, Mooring, Buoy Technology; Underwater Technology; Geotechnology; Foundation Engineering; Ocean Mining; Coastal Engineering; Marine Renewable Energy; Aquacultural Engineering; Instrumentation, and Full-Scale measurements; Model Tests; Satellite Observations; Marine Environmental Engineering; Stochastic Processes; Hydroelasticity, Subsea Engineering; Fluid Mechanics; Ocean Acoustics, Oceanographical Engineering; Computational Methods/Numerical Analysis; Shore Protection; beach nourishment; sediment transport; Risk and Limit State Design and Assessment; Ship Manoeuvring; Buoyancy and Stability (static and dynamic); Seakeeping and Control Systems; and Ship Resistance and Propulsion.

Offshore Marine & Hydrokinetic Technologies Topics Cover but Not Limited To:

The development of advanced water power devices that capture energy from waves, tides, ocean currents, rivers, streams, and ocean thermal gradients. The development and deployment of these new technologies to assess the potential extractable energy from rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters, and to help industry harness this renewable, emissions-free resource to generate environmentally sustainable and cost-effective electricity.

Economic analyses to quantify the benefits of the widespread deployment of effective and cost-competitive marine and hydrokinetic systems. Assessing industry research and development needs, identifying policy mechanisms and market designs that will support accelerated deployment, and providing information and training to potential members of the marine and hydrokinetic industry and other stakeholders.

Enviromental Topics Cover but Not Limited To:

The potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies, as well as possible options to prevent adverse effects through environmental monitoring and adaptive management.

Business Topics Cover but Not Limited To:

Project Management and Execution. Economic and Geographic Trends.Regional Challenges. Managing Risk. Field Development Planning. Financing Projects.Sustainable Development. Local Content. Human Resources. Capital Management. Regulatory & Policy Updates. Operations and Production Sharing Arrangement.