Professor Hongda Shi (Ocean University of China): The way of marine renewable energy in China - strategy and technology
Professor Hongda Shi is interested in the research fields of marine renewable energy, coastal hydrodynamics and coastal engineering. He has focused on theoretical, numerical and experimental research of wave energy converter for many years, including hydrodynamic analysis, array deployment, hydraulic system research etc. He and his team have developed several new wave energy convertors, including Combined Oscillating Heaving Buoy, Circular Ramp Overtopping Convertor, the caisson breakwater OWC and Multi-freedom Floater. He also devotes to the integrated energy development of various marine energy converters. He has published over 70 papers and 17 patents. He has been in charge of 50 research projects, including the projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation, National Key R&D Program, the International S&T Cooperation Program etc.
Simon Cheeseman (ORE Catapult): Overview of the tidal stream sector
Simon Cheeseman is an experienced engineer and programme manager, having worked in both the private and public sectors. Working within the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Research and Innovation directorate, Simon manages the Catapult’s Cornwall office. He is responsible for the Catapult’s marine renewables strategy and South West regional development programme focusing on floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. During his career Simon has held various senior manager roles with responsibility for high value technology development projects across the aerospace, communications and marine renewables sectors.
Professor Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen): Ecologically sustainable futures for large scale renewables and how to get there...
Professor Beth Scott has a multidisciplinary background in marine ecology and oceanography and her current focus has been the spatial and temporal identification of critical marine habitats where mobile predator and prey species interact. Her research portfolio is central to the understanding of the effects of marine renewable energy systems on multi-trophic interactions. She is a Co-I in the Supergen ORE Hub and is the Environmental Champion.
Peter Mazurenko (AMOG Consulting): The AMOG Floating Pendulum Dynamic Vibration Absorber WEC FaBTest Deployment, 2019 (TRL 5)
Peter Mazurenko is a Renewable Energy and Project Engineer at AMOG Consulting. Peter has a background in mechanical engineering and has held various roles associated with the delivery of marine fabrication projects. He also has a broad range of experience working on inshore marine deployments, from design and fabrication, to operations and decommissioning. Peter is currently engaged at AMOG's Perth office in Australia, undertaking engineering consultancy work and developing the AMOG IOT smart sensor offering for the mining and shipping industries.