Geoscience Research to De-risk Ireland's Offshore Wind Potential
This event took place March 31st 2022.
iCRAG are pleased to welcome stakeholders in the offshore renewable energy sector to their upcoming workshop on De-risking Ireland's Offshore Wind Potential. The event will present iCRAG's capabilities, expertise and current research in this area and offer consultants, developers and other stakeholders an opportunity to meet with our researchers and foster collaborative links to address the most pertinent challenges faced by the industry as Ireland targets 5 GW of wind by 2030.
This is an in-person event and will be run in-line with current government Covid-19 guidelines.
13.00 - 14.00 | Registration & Welcoming Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 | Opening Address
Niall Goodwin (Head of Policy: Wind Energy Ireland)
Aodhán Fitzgerald (Marine Institute)
Eoin MacCraith (Geological Survey of Ireland)
14.30 - 15.15 | Session 1: Geological & Geotechnical Mapping
Constraint Mapping in the Irish Sea - Dr. Mark Coughlan Development of a Fibre-optic Approach for Offshore Site Investigation - Andy TraffordGeotechnical Research for Foundation Design - Dr. David Igoe 15.15 - 15.30 | Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.15 | Session 2: Challenges in the Marine Environment
Application of CFD Modelling in Scour Prediction - Dr. Jennifer KeenahanEnvironmental Considerations for Offshore Wind - Prof. Andy Wheeler The challenges of community acceptance for wind energy projects - Dr. Geertje Schuitema16.15 - 16.30 | Break
16.30 - 17.00 | Session 3: Future Geoscience research in Offshore Wind
Benefits of industry & academic collaboration - Dr. Cian Desmond (GDG) Research Opportunities for the Wind Energy Sector - Dave Linehan (Wind Energy Ireland)EU Funding opportunities for collaboration - Dr. Francesca Martini Opportunities offered by iCRAG 2 - Dr. Aoife Brady 17:00 - 19.00 | Social Reception