Calling all engineers and scientists!
You spoke, we listened, and this year we’ve added a Scientific & Technical Workshop Track to the 2024 International Partnering Forum (IPF Week), taking place April 22-25 in New Orleans.
These workshops offer a deep dive into technical challenges and scientific topics in the global offshore wind industry. Speakers include scientists, researchers, and engineers from key companies and government agencies who are focused on transforming and creating offshore wind technologies to meet evolving industry needs.
The Scientific & Technical Workshop Track was developed in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Workshop speakers will offer the latest technical and scientific information on subjects such as glauconite, hurricane resiliency, and state-of-the-art turbine design. Amid this period of substantial change for the industry, it’s critical these outstanding and emerging challenges are addressed at a technical level.
“It’s important that IPF address not only the challenges that exist at the C-Suite level and out in the field, but also those facing scientists and engineers, without whom we would be unable to make clean energy a reality,” said Liz Burdock, President & CEO of Oceantic Network. “I am thankful to NREL, in particular Walter Musial and Amy Robertson, for guiding the direction of this track and offering the impressive expertise of their team and network to our IPF audience.”
For over ten years, IPF has been the place to learn, connect, and collaborate on current bottlenecks, potential solutions, and new technologies in offshore wind. With the inclusion of the Technical & Scientific Track, experts at all levels and specialties can engage in IPF Week’s global information exchange.
“Adding this new track increases the technical depth of IPF and engages an even wider pool of offshore wind engineers, scientists, and others who need and want a deep dive into the industry’s latest research and findings,” said Walt Musial, Chief Engineer of Offshore Wind Energy at NREL. “It’s critical to engage all levels of the offshore wind industry in information-sharing to ensure the successful growth of global offshore wind. I am pleased that NREL and Oceantic Network could partner on this exciting new addition to this year’s IPF Week and look forward to seeing these panels in action.”
Preview the Scientific & Technical Workshop Track below. Detailed information on workshop topics, speakers, and scheduling will be available in early 2024.
- What’s the big deal about glauconite?
- Inter-array effects and mitigation of downstream cluster wakes in the Atlantic
- Designing offshore wind turbines to survive major hurricanes
- Weather and energy forecasting in the age of Exascale computing
- Advanced wind turbine controls: shaping the next generation of offshore wind
- State-of-the-art offshore wind design
- Offshore wind predictive maintenance using digital twins and AI
IPF Week, presented by the Oceantic Network (formerly the Business Network for Offshore Wind), is the premier offshore wind conference in the Americas and is expected to draw over 4,000 attendees to New Orleans for a week of presentations, discussions, networking, and celebrations of the global offshore wind and ocean renewables industries.
The Scientific & Technical Workshop Track is one of several tracks that will be part of IPF Week’s Educational and Technical Workshops, which will be held throughout Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25. Other tracks include Ports & Vessels, Finance & Insurance, Operations & Maintenance, and more.
Information about other IPF sessions and schedules is available on the 2024 IPF website.