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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

April 12th-13th, 2021

The impact of blue economy on productive processes

Address the relevance of developing integrated productivity models and how are the offshore structures a key element to beneficiate the maritime industry.

PANEL 1

April, Monday 12th

09:30 / 11:00 (GMT-4)

Irene Penesis

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Research Director at Blue Economy CRC. Professor in the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics at the Australian Maritime College of the University of Tasmania. (Australia).

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Cristian Cifuentes

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Research Leader at MERIC - Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and Researcher at the Hydrodynamic Laboratory at Universidad Austral de Chile. Working in the evaluation of integration alternatives for ORE and final users e.g. aquaculture industry and isolated communities.

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José Joaquín Hernández Brito

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CEO at PLOCAN, Leading over 30 years R&D groups in Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in AIR CENTRE, and currently at Ocean Platform PLOCAN, with focus on marine infrastructure for research on sciences and marine technologies.

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Pedro Mayorga

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Founder, president and CTO of EnerOcean S.L., Assistant professor of the University of Malaga on Marine Energies. Engineer with more than 25 years of experience, leader of the development of W2Power, first twin turbine floating wind platform successfully tested at open sea.

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Moderator: Andrea Copping

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  • Marine, offshore wind development

  • Environmental impacts from offshore energy installations

  • laboratory fields

  • modeling measurements

  • siting and permitting decisions

Senior Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), From US Department of Energy. (United States).

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Technological update on marine energy

Expert overview of the main marine renewable energy converting technologies, their state of maturity and future perspective.

PANEL 2

April, Monday 12th

11:35 / 13:15 (GMT-4)

Rob Flynn 

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Commercial Manager at EMEC: European Marine Energy Centre. Represented Europe’s marine energy sector at EU-level at Ocean Energy Europe. Experience in the climate & energy, and innovation public policy.

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Cristian Escauriaza 

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Research leader at MERIC - Associate Professor of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His areas of expertise focus on fluid mechanics, physical processes in river and coastal environments, and numerical simulations of tidal energy systems.

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Jason Hayman

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After leading the merger of SCHOTTEL’s tidal energy business units in Germany and Canada with Sustainable Marine in 2018, the PLAT-I demonstrator was installed at Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, and is now in charge of a growing team located in Germany, Scotland and Nova Scotia that is delivering the world’s first floating tidal array at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE).

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Natalia Ivanova

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Technical Project Manager at CorPower Ocean, a leading wave energy technology developer headquartered in Sweden with offices in Portugal, Norway and Scotland. PhD in Physical Oceanography and Satellite Remote Sensing. Experience in the climate and environment, maritime transport and energy, fundraising.

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Kevin Banister

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Chief Development Officer at Simply Blue Energy Ltd. Experienced offshore wind professional with broad experience and deep relationships in the utility, renewable energy and sustainability communities globally, in addition to government at the US state and federal levels. Emerging industry and policy development strengths for technologies and concepts entering commerciality.

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Moderator: David Ingram

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Director of the Engineering Mathematics Discipline at the University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering and non-executive Director of FloWave Tank Testing. (Scotland).

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Marine energy addressing remote areas needs

Review of the real feasibility and market perspective of offshore renewable energies as a solution to remote areas. 

PANEL 3

April, Tuesday 13th

09:30 / 11:00 (GMT-4)

Gareth Davies

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Managing Director at Aquatera (Scotland).

 

20 years worked as environmental consultant. Member of Marine Energy Group by Scotish Government. Chair of Orkney Renewables Forum (OREF).

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Rodrigo Cienfuegos

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Research leader at Meric - Director of National Research Centre for Integrated Management of Natural Disasters (CIGIDEN) and Associate Professor of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Dario Morales

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Studies Director at  National Association of Renewable Energies (Acera A.G, Chile),

More than 13 years supporting energy industry from public and private sector. Previous experience as a Chief on Sociedad Austral de Electricidad and in Solar Energy projects in Acciona Energía Chile.

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Dragran Tutic

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Mechanical Engineer by profession. CEO and Cofounder of Oneka Technologies developed and commercializing floating autonomous desalination systems for make drinking water using a waves energy source.

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Moderator: Yann- Hervé de Roeck 

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Executive Director at France Energies Marines. Chair of the Technology Collaboration Programme Ocean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency. (France).

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Advantages for marine energy deployment in Chile

The benefits of a Chilean marine energy endeavor in spite the gaps.

PANEL 4

April, Tuesday 13th

11:35 / 13:15 (GMT-4)

Andrea Copping

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  • Marine, offshore wind development

  • Environmental impacts from offshore energy installations

  • laboratory fields

  • modeling measurements

  • siting and permitting decisions

Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), From US Department of Energy. (United States).

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David Ingram

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Director of the Engineering Mathematics Discipline at the University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering and non-executive Director of FloWave Tank Testing. (Scotland).

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Gareth Davies

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Managing Director at Aquatera (Scotland).

 

20 years worked as environmental consultant. Member of Marine Energy Group by Scotish Government. Chair of Orkney Renewables Forum (OREF).

Gonzalo Tampier

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Research leader at MERIC - Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Director of the national renowned Hydrodynamic Laboratory at Universidad Austral de Chile. Working in numerical and experimental hydrodynamics. Involved on the development of marine energy technologies research projects.

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Moderator: José Luis Villate

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Marine Energy Area Director at Tecnalia. 4 years leading the Technology Collaboration Programme OCean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency. (Spain).

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PROJECT SUPPORTED BY

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FOUNDING PARTNERS

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SPONSORS

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