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The University of Exeter is hosting the ASME’s 5th International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC 2023) on 18-19th December 2023.

The University of Exeter is hosting the ASME’s 5th International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC 2023) on 18-19th December 2023.

IOWTC 2023 is an international assembly of engineers, researchers, technical specialists and students in the field of offshore wind. It is a platform to exchange ideas in the advances in technology and its scientific support, and a place to meet people with the same passion to change the world.

Confirmed attendees include leaders from major companies, academics from the world’s best universities and government representatives from 18 countries and four continents. They are involved in all aspects of offshore wind from the development of new technologies to deepening existing knowhow and reducing environmental impact.

There are 68 scheduled oral presentations, with participants including University researchers, industry specialists, experts from RDI Institutions and representatives from Offshore Wind Hubs.

The technical program will include state-of-the art manuscripts and presentations. There are exhibition and many sponsorship opportunities to get involved in this event.

Prof Philipp Thies, Local Organizing Committee Chair said: “This is an exciting moment for the offshore wind sector, with large commercial projects being realised and new frontiers on floating wind technologies being explored. We are looking forward to welcome attendees from around the world.

“The conference will enable fantastic networking with colleagues from industry and academia. We have an exciting program of technical presentations and technical visit to the MetOffice, COAST laboratory and the Dynamic Marine Component test rig”.

Keynote lectures are from:

  • Prof. Martin Siegert, University of Exeter Vice President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Cornwall. His talk, scheduled for Tuesday, 19th Dec at 9am is titled “Global climate heating – lessons from COP28”.
  • Sam Strivens, Carbon Trust, Head of Floa􀆟ng Offshore Wind and Mari􀆟me Decarbonisa􀆟on: “Offshore wind political, sector and climate priorities, a summary of the past 12 months”, is scheduled for Monday, 18th Dec at 10am.
  • Dr Michael Blair, The Crown Estate, Senior Technical Manager, Marine: “Engineering challenges associated with the spacial optimisation of future UK offshore wind”, is scheduled for Monday, 18th Dec at 9.30am
  • Prof. Richard Zhu, Zhejiang University, Director of Guangdong State Laboratory for Offshore Wind Power, Dean at the South China Institute of Industrial Technology: “Technological and Engineering Innovations in China’s Offshore Wind Industry Evolution”, is scheduled for Tuesday, 19th Dec at 9.30am

The tabletop exhibitions include:

  1. Unmanned Survey Solutions (USS)
  2. DMaC . There is a technical visit to DMaC scheduled for 20th Dec as part of the conference.

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