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OSES2023 MALTA

JULY 12-14

Join Us in spectacular Malta for the 7th Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium.

The Sea Connects Us All

The 7th Offshore Energy & Storage Symposium shall be held in Mediterranean island of Malta, between 12 - 14 July 2023.  This event brings together researchers, industry players and policy makers dedicated to driving the development and growth of offshore renewables and energy storage. This event follows a number of successful events held during the pre-covid 19 pandemic in Canada, Edinburgh, Malta, US, China and France The 7th Offshore Energy & Storage Symposium in Malta between 12 - 14 July 2023.  This event brings together researchers, industry players and policy makers dedicated to driving the development and growth of offshore renewables and energy storage.

Beyond LCOE

From its instigation in 2014 the “Offshore Energy and Storage” (OSES) conference series has always been about understanding and minimising the total cost of renewable energy from offshore environments whilst also attending to the sustainability of the solutions presented. OSES2023 will take place in a world that has seen very clearly just how volatile energy costs can become if the heavy reliance on fossil fuels remains and just how important energy independence is for the integrity of every country. Until OSES2019, the primary motivation for exploring offshore energy was based mainly on trying to address climate-change. Nature had already begun to bare her climate-change teeth somewhat by then but she has become much more fierce since then and will clearly go much further. Offshore energy can no longer be simply a general direction of travel without any firm timescale. It must become an imperative that can mature very quickly to assume its inevitable position as one of the largest sources of energy for a Net Zero world. Flexibility solutions must accompany the primary generation technologies in terms of development from both technical and economic/market perspectives.

OSES2023 sets out to make a major contribution to the maturing and consolidation of ideas that will be needed to achieve very high penetrations of generation from the offshore renewables. As any trained observer would now recognise, the decades-old measure of “Levelised Cost of Electricity” needs to be consigned to historical record to be replaced by brand new thinking.

OSES2023 CELEBRATED KEYNOTES
Paul Veers

Dr. Veers is the Chief Engineer at the US National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) and represents the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) on DOE's Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Executive Management Committee. He has worked in the area of wind energy technology since 1980, conducting research on wind energy systems, including atmospheric turbulence simulation, fatigue analysis, reliability, structural dynamics, aeroelastic tailoring of blades, and the evaluation of design requirements. Prior to his role at NREL, he was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Paul has authored over 70 articles, papers, book chapters, and reports, and for twelve years was the Chief Editor for Wind Energy, an international journal for progress and applications in wind power.

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Simone Borg

Professor Simone Borg LL.D, LL.M. (Int law), Ph.D (IMLI) is Malta’s Ambassador for Climate Action and chairs the National Climate Action Board. Prof Borg is a resident academic at the University of Malta, a visiting lecturer at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and has lectured at various Universities abroad. She is specialised in International law and policy relating to climate, ocean governance and biodiversity conservation. Prof Simone Borg recently chaired the Steering Committee for Malta’s National Post COVID Strategy. She also occupied various other senior roles at governmental level.

Professor Borg is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, a member on its sub-committee on the oceans. She has authored various publications on both ocean governance and climate change. In 2017 she received the French National Order of Merit for her work as a diplomat on climate action in Malta and within the International community. She was recently awarded the Inspirational Leadership Award by the British High Commission in Malta for her work on climate action.

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Antonio Marco Pantaleo

Antonio Marco is the  European Innovation Commission Programme Manager for Energy Systems and Green Technologies.  He has twenty years of experience in multidisciplinary research projects in renewable and clean energy technologies (solar, wind, biomass, and hybrid), energy systems integration, biosystems engineering, energy use in agricultural engineering and food processing. He holds a first degree in electric engineering from Politecnico of Bari and a PhD in process systems engineering from Imperial College London and is an associate professor of clean energy technologies at the department of agro-environmental sciences of the University of Bari. Before becoming professor, he co-founded an energy service company, worked for Edison Energie Speciali as wind and biomass energy engineer and for GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici) in the strategic planning division. He also worked as scientific expert and consultant for public and private organisations, including the Italian Ministry of Research, and was vice-Rector for energy policy of University of Bari.

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Karina Würtz

Karina is a senior management executive and offshore wind enthusiast with a passion for connecting people and driving innovation. Being in the renewables industry since 2007 and in Offshore Wind since 2010, she can rely upon a widespread and well-established network in business, authorities and R&D. Before joining the Offshore Wind Energy Foundation in Summer 2021 as a Managing Director, she gathered indepth experience (from 2017 – 2021) in offshore wind operations as General Manager of NordSee Ost, an Offshore Windfarm located some miles off the coast of Heligoland. From 2010 – 2016, she led various senior management positions in RWE Innogy’s offshore Wind construction division, being responsible for an international and miltidisciplinary team focused on risk & insurance management, project controls and project planning  & scheduling. Her academic background is in economics & finance as well as in political science.

EXPLORATION TOPICS

Topic 1: Offshore renewable energy generation
- Wind energy
- Wave and tidal power

- Offshore solar power
- Hybrid systems

Topic 2: Offshore energy storage

- Green Hydrogen

- Compressed air
- Pumped hydro
- Batteries
- Thermal storage
- Offshore biomass systems


Topic 3: Integration of centralised/de-centralised energy storage in electrical power networks
- Island networks and smart grids
- Interconnection systems
- Delivery of non-electrical energy services from offshore energy farms

Topic 4. Implementation of offshore renewable energy generation and storage projects
- Multi-purpose use of offshore platforms and marine space

- Economic feasibility analysis

- Mobilization, deployment, and/or decommissioning for offshore energy assets

 

Topic 5. Decarbonisation of maritime transport and other activities
- Wind and solar-assisted sea faring vessels

- Green fuels for sea faring vessels

- Energy efficiency in sea faring vessels

- Integration of renewables with offshore oil and gas platforms

IMPORTANT
DATES/DATA
Abstract Deadline
JAN.6.2023
Abstract Acceptance Notification
FEB.3.2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline
APR.21.2023
Full Paper Acceptance Notification
MAY.12.2023
Submission Deadline for Reviewed Paper
MAY.29.2023
Early Bird Registation Ends
JUN.2.2023
Last Day for Regular Submission
JUL.6.2023
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Submitted abstracts should be prepared using the DOWNLOADABLE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE.

Please submit your abstract by sending it in PDF format to oses2023@um.edu.mt

TOP PAPERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR A JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE WITH a HIGH IMPACT JOURNAL (Details to be posted soon).  EVENT PROCEEDINGS WILL ALSO FOLLOW WITH THIS PUBLISHER.

REGISTRATION DETAILS
REGISTRATION TYPE
REGULAR DELEGATE
REGULAR AUTHOR
STUDENT DELEGATE*
STUDENT AUTHOR*
UPTO JUNE.2.2023
500  EURO
500  EURO
380  EURO
380  EURO
AFTER JUNE.2.2023
570  EURO
570  EURO
460  EURO
460  EURO
*NOTE: *Students registering and paying "Student Rates" must request their supervisor to send an email (in English) from their University or School email account to OSES2023@um.edu.mt, verifying the current status of the student participating in the Symposium.
CONFERENCE VENUE
Corinthia St. Georges Hotel | St. Julian's Malta
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OSES2023 will be held at the at the Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel, St. Julian’s, Malta. The hotel is located by the sea and is 13 km away from Malta International Airport (15 minutes by taxi or 1 hour by public bus). The venue is also 6 km away from the main capital city of Valletta. Valletta is easily accessible by public transport (www.publictransport.com.mt/). The OSES2023 venue website link: www.corinthia.com/en/hotels/malta-stgeorgesbay.

TRAVELLING TO MALTA
Destination

Malta is the EU’s smallest member state. It is an archipelago at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers. More information about Malta may be found in www.visitmalta.com.

Getting to Malta

Despite being a small archipelago, Malta is very well connected to mainland Europe and the rest of the world through its international airport located at Luqa (www.maltairport.com/). Air Malta is the flag carrier airline of the Maltese islands and operates services to 39 different destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (www.airmalta.com). Malta is also well served with scheduled flights by many European airlines as well as the major low cost airlines.

OSES2023 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
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Tonio Sant

Professor

University of Malta

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Seamus Garvey

Professor

University of Nottingham

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Claire De Marco

Associate Professor

University of Malta

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Luciano Mule Stagno

Professor

University of Malta

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Reiko Raute

Senior Lecturer

University of Malta

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David Ting

Professor

University of Windsor

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Robert Farrugia

Senior Lecturer

University of Malta

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Thedore Lilas

Assistant Professor

University of Aegean

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Massimo Figari

Professor

University of Genova

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Antonio Laguna

Assistant Professor

Delft University of Technology

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Jihong Wang

Professor

University of Warrick

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Alex White

Senior Lecturer

University of Cambridge

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Daniel Buhagiar

CEO

FLASC BV

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Allesandro Bianchini

Assistant Professor

University of Florence

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Jahir Rizvi

Lecturer 

University of Plymouth

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Rupp Carriveau

Professor

University of Windsor

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Jochen Bard

Coordinator 

Energy Process Engineering, Fraunhofer IEE

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Olivier Lodeho

Technology Development Manager

Subsea 7

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Majid Karimirad

Senior Lecturer

Queens University Belfast

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Zhiwen Wang

Associate Professor

Dalian Maritime University

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Daniel Micallef

Senior Lecturer

University of Malta

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Maurizio Collu

Professor

University of Strathclyde

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Elisabetta Tedeschi

Professor

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Bruno Cardenas

Researcher 

University of Nottingham

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Tashin Tezdogan

Reader

University of Strathclyde

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Giovani Malara

Senior Researcher

Univerista degli Studi

di Reggio Calabria

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Luca Greco

Research Scientist

CNR-INSEAN

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Lin Wang

Assistant Professor

University of Nottingham

OSES2023 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Tonio Sant
OSES Lead Chair

Professor

University of Malta

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Seamus Garvey  OSES Technical Chair

Professor

University of Nottingham

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Rupp Carriveau
OSES Communications Chair

Professor, Director

Environmental Energy Institute, UWindsor

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Robert N. Farrugia

Senior Lecturer

University of Malta

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Claire De Marco

Associate Professor

University of Malta

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Jochen Bard
OSES Industrial Chair

Coordinator Energy Process Engineering, Fraunhofer IEE

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