Portugal and the United Kingdom: Challenges and opportunities in the offshore renewable and aquaculture industry
4th of December 2018, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal.
5th of December (morning), B2B sessions, Ambassador's residence.
WavEC Offshore Renewables organised its annual Seminar 2018 in collaboration with the British Embassy in Portugal. The event took place on the 4th of December in Museu do Oriente, Lisbon.
In this Seminar we presented major projects on offshore renewable energies and aquaculture and tried to understand the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. We counted with Portuguese, British and European top speakers of the sector.
In the scope of the European funded project Oceanic, the WavEC Seminar explored how innovative techniques of surface protection can be applied to offshore infrastructures.
We also discussed about the opportunities and challenges associated to the creation of the AIR Centre (Atlantic International Research Centre), a science, technology and business development network that bridge the north and south, east and west of the Atlantic.
Finally, we discussed about synergies between infrastructures and the Supply Chain in Portugal and the UK that enhance research, innovation and the development of new products and services.
- António Sarmento, President of the Board, WavEC
- Christopher Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal
- Ruben Eiras, Director General of Maritime Policy of the Ministry of the Sea
SESSION I – INDUSTRY LEADERS DEBATE
Chair: R.V. Ahilan, Joint Group Chief Executive, LOC Group
- Pedro Valverde, Manager of Cleaner Energy Group, EDP Inovação, Offshore Energy - Growth opportunity
- Aaron Smith, Vice President, Head of Strategy & Commercial, Principle Power, The WindFloat: What's Next
- David Langston, Programme Manager, Wave Energy Scotland, Wave Energy Scotland: Shaping the Future of Wave Energy Generation
SESSION II – INNOVATION ON MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Chair: Pierre Ingmarsson, Head Ocean Energy Business Development RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden AB
- Emiliano Pinori, Senior Scientist, RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Brief overview and status update - OCEANIC Project
- Pedro Vinagre, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, WavEC, OCEANIC PROJECT: Biofouling Database
- Patrik Möller, CEO, Corpower, High efficiency wave energy
- Eduardo Gorbeña, Researcher at the Marine Offshore Renewable Energy Team – UALG, Marine offshore renewable energies synergies with UK institutions
- José Varandas, CEO, Kymaner, The biradial turbine tests at sea
SESSION III – OTHER OFFSHORE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Chair: António Sá da Costa, APREN
- Gareth Davies, Managing Director Aquatera, The realities of marine energy markets in the near medium and long term future
- Paulo Serra Lopes, Director, Oceanic Motion, Challenges of Offshore Aquaculture in the Azores
- David Campbell, CEO, Albatern, Providing Power to Offshore Fishfarms with Sustainable Wave Energy
- Pedro Diniz, Director, Marismar, Offshore fish farming in Madeira Island
- Pedro Pires, Head of Tecnhology Department WavEC, WavEC path in the aquaculture sector
- Jorge Luzzi, Executive President, RCG – Risk Consulting Group, Risk Management in the Renewables Sector
SESSION IV – INFRASTRUCTURES AND SUPPLY CHAIN IN PORTUGAL AND UK
Chair: Frank Neumann, In2Sea/Air Centre (Atlantic International Research Centre)
- Marco Alves, Member of the Board of Directors of Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB), +ATLANTIC
- Joaquin Brito, Executive Committee Member, Air Centre, AIR CENTRE: Bringing added value to the Atlantic reasearch infrastructures
- Alexander Louden, Innovation Coordinator, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Delivering Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy
- Ricardo Morgado, Commercial Director, ASM Industries, Renewables & Marine Supply Chain - Portugal