MRIA Forum 2020 Presentations

These are almost all of the presentations made at the Forum. A small number are not available for a variety of reasons e.g. confidentiality, slides not utilised etc.

Opening of Forum : Chair: Peter Coyle

Martin Finucane: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Paul Hannigan: President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Marc De Faoite: Director of Enterprise, Employment and Property, Udaras na Gaeltachta

Session 1: 'Where are the new technologies and the markets for them going?' Chair and Discussion Leader: Niamh Kenny, Business Development Manager, DP Energy

Ireland: Phil Hemmingway, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Scotland: Jan Reid, Scottish Enterprise

Europe: Donagh Cagney, Policy Director, Ocean Energy Ireland

UK generally: Sue Barr, Chairperson, UK Marine Energy Council

Session 2: 'Technology and policy are advancing': Chair: Yvonne Shields-O'Connor, Chief Executive, Commissioners of Irish Lights

Commissioners of Irish Lights, Yvonne Shields-O'Conner

Corpower and Simply Blue Energy:Sam Roch-Perks, CEO, Simply Blue Energy

AFLOWT, Nicolas Wallet, European Marine Energy Centre

Equinor and floating wind: Anita H Holgersen, New Energy Solutions - Business Development

European Investment Bank and New Offshore Energy Technology: Finbarr O'Sullivan, Head of Unit, New Energy Demonstration Projects

The new Renewable Energy Support System (RESS): Phillip Newsome, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Marine Power Systems: Graham Foster, Chairman and CTO

Minesto: David Collier, Chief Operating Officer

Laminaria: Steven Nauwelaerts, Chief Executive Officer

Session 3: 'Snapshots': Chair: Sam McCloskey, Director, Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy, Queens University, Belfast

Vilicom: Sean Keating, Chief Executive Officer

Celtic Sea Alliance: Steve Jeremy, Cornwall and Scilly Isles Local Enterprise Partnerships

LiR/MaREI: Jimmy Murphy, Principal Investigator & Head of the LiR National Ocean Test Facility

Waveforce Energy: John Miller, Director

Common Ground? eNGOs v Windfarmers? Attracta Uí Bhroin

Bryden Centre: David Rooney, Professor, Queens University and Bryden Centre

WEC.0: Alan Henry, Director, Rockall Research Ltd

Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN): Patricia Comiskey, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Aker Solutions: Knut Vassbotn, Head of Business Development, Offshore WInd

EirWind: Valerie Cummins, Senior Lecturer, UCC and co-lead, SFI EirWind project, MaREI

SmartBay: John Breslin, General Manager

Closing Remarks for Morning Sessions: Simon de Pietro, Co-President, Ocean Energy Europe

Session 4: MaREI and the Bryden Centre - Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research to Harness our Ocean Energy

Chair: Professor Gregorio Iglesias, Professor of Marine Energy UCC and MaREI

The new framework for for ORE deployment in our territorial waters- Ireland; 'An analysis of the roadblocks and challenges ahead': Gary Britton, Bryden Centre, LyIT

Tank-testing of the BenchWEC three body hinged raft WEC:Brian Flannery, UCC and Maynooth University

The role of the circular economy in affecting costs in offshore wind: Barry Johnton, Bryden Centre, Queens University

Wave resource characterisation at the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site: Julia Anton, NUIG

Marine Bio-Energy: what do third generation marine biofuels mean for society?: Julia Rostan, Bryden Centre, SAMS, University of Highlands and Islands

Europe's first multi-purpose floating platforms (MUSICA project): Kevin Leyne, UCC

Closing Remarks for Afternoon Session: Professor John Doran, LyIT, Regional Manager - Bryden Centre and Visiting Research Professor of Chemical Engineering, Queens University, Belfast

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