MAREN Research Conference,11-12 April 2013


 MAREN Conference

Power Extraction & Hydro-environmental Impacts of
Marine Renewable Energy

9:00 - 9:30                            Registration

9:30 - 10:00                         Conference Opening 

10:00 - 11:00                       MAREN Presentations I:

·         Professor Michael Hartnett, National University Ireland, Galway, Review of MAREN Project and Environmental Regulation of Marine Renewable Energy

·         Professor Roger Falconer, Cardiff University, Flood Risk Assessment and Sediment Transport Impacts for the New Severn Barrage

·         Professor Iņigo Losada, IH Cantabria,  IH Cantabria Research on Offshore Wind Energy schemes from MAREN project

11:00 - 11:20                       Coffee Break

11:20 - 13:00                       MAREN Presentations II:

·         Dr. Ana Rute de Matos Gonįalves Bento, ISP, Numerical Modelling to Assess the Wave Energy Potential of the Atlantic European Coast

·         Dr. Nicolas Desroy, Ifremer, Tidal power and the aquatic environment of la Rance

·         Dr. Stephen Nash, National University Ireland, Galway, Investigations Into Tidal Stream Energy Extraction in the Shannon Estuary

13:00 - 14:15                       Lunch

14:15 - 15:30                       Related Marine Presentations I:

·         Dr. Tomas Dabrowski, Irish Marine Institute, Marine Institute activities in support of ocean energy research and development

·         Dr. John O'Callaghan, HMRC, Wave energy devices

·         Mr. Ciaran Kennedy, Fatigue life of glass fibre reinforced polymer composite materials in ocean energy devices

·         Dr. Jeremy Gault, CMRC, If Ocean Energy is a problem (for other sectors), then is Maritime Spatial Planning the solution?

15:30 - 15:45                       Coffee

15:45 - 17:30                       Related Marine Presentations II:

·         Ms. Jacqueline Black, Environmental Research Institute, Marine renewable energy and the environment

·         Mr. Graham Brennan, SEAI, Regulation

·         Mr. Paul Gaughan, SmartBay, Ireland, Galway, SmartBay Initiatives


9:15 - 11:00                         Industry Presentations I:

·         Mr. PJ Feerick, Eire Composites, Novel Materials

·         Mr. John Keating, Ocean Energy, OceanEnergy Limited & Marine Renewable Energy Association, an Irish Perspective

·         Mr. Andrew Carlisle, OpenHydro, Ireland, Tidal Energy

·         Mr. James Tedd, ESBI, ESB - Industry experience in Marine Renewable Energy

·         Mr. Alistair Maltby, The Rivers Trust, England, Living North Sea Project

11:00 - 11:15                       Coffee

11:15 - 12:15                       Parallel Workshops Sessions

·         Prof  Inigo Losada, IHC, Barriers to developing offshore wind

·         Prof Roger Falconer/Dr. Stuart Anderson, Cardiff, Barriers to developing tidal barrages

·         Prof Carlos Guedes Soares, IST, Barriers to developing wave energy  

12.15 - 13.00  Plenary session on Workshops

                                                Close of Conference