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OSES2024
NEW BEDFORD, MA

JULY 10-12

Join Us in Historic New Bedford for the 8th Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium.

NOW ACCEPTING EXCEPTIONAL ABSTRACTS.

The Growing OSES Family Gathers Again.

The 8th Offshore Energy & Storage Symposium will take place from July 10 - July 12, Summer 2024 in New Bedford, Massachusetts on America's East Coast. 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 in Windsor, Canada; Edinburgh, Scotland; Valetta, Malta; Cape Cod, USA; Ningbo, China; Brest, France, and St. Julian's, Malta.

Bold Minds. Brave Hearts.

Our 2024 World demands courage. The time for indecision and uninformed banter has run out. The connections between people, energy, and our environment has never been more clear. Global conflicts and socioeconomic divides have further compounded the strain on our critical environmental priorities. Clean energy systems have the power to level the playing field, and remain one of our most potent tools to improve our Climate Impact. However, for these systems to become solutions they must be financially viable. Bold minds must emerge to drive ideas to disrupt the status quo. Equally important, the scientific community must have the heart to bravely sell these solutions past ignorant skepticism and across political lines.

Join us in Beautiful, Historic, New Bedford Massachusetts this Summer, at America's biggest commercial fishing port. Come seek the wisdom of the whales who own the oceans and two-thirds of our planet. The answers to many of our challenges are out there - we must be bold enough to listen, and brave enough to act.

Do You Know New Bedford?
  • 60 Miles South of Boston.

  • Location of New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal that is Supporting Ongoing US Offshore Wind Construction.

  • The Largest Commercial Fishing Port In the US.

  • Home of the Spectacular US National Whaling Museum.

  • An Epicenter of Sea Food Delight.

  • Great Beaches.

  • Historic, Quaint Cobblestone Streets and Incredible Multicultural Nightlfe.

OSES2024 CELEBRATED KEYNOTES AND FEATURED SPEAKERS
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Chris Niezrecki

Christopher Niezrecki is a Distinguished University Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He is currently the Co-Director of the Structural Dynamics and Acoustic Systems Laboratory (http://sdasl.uml.edu/), and leads the Center for Energy Innovation at UMass Lowell (www.uml.edu/energy).  Dr. Niezrecki is also the Director of the NSF-Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Wind Energy Science Technology and Research (WindSTAR).  He has been directly involved in vibrations, acoustics, smart structures, controls, and renewable energy research for over 30 years, with more than 200 publications.  Areas of current research include: renewable energy and hydrogen systems, wind turbine dynamics, monitoring, and inspection, structural dynamic and acoustic systems, smart structures, signal processing, structural health monitoring, optical sensing, and smart materials.  He was a recipient of a 2010 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL/National Wind Technology Center) Research Participant Program Fellowship, the 2018 Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair, a 2019 Donahue Sustainability Fellow, and in 2020 was selected as the UMass Lowell Distinguished University Professor. 

Carol Anne Clayson
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Dr Carol Anne Clayson is the Director for Research Strategy and Innovation and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  Her current areas of research include understanding the air-sea boundary layers and impacts on weather, climate, and energy sectors and the development of satellite and in situ sensors to observe these processes.  She has served on numerous national and international science panels, including service as the co-chair of the Climate Panel for the recent NASA Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. She has served on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and has been a lead reviewer of the US Climate Change Science Programme products. Dr. Clayson is the recipient of many awards including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President W. Clinton. She has also authored or co-authored over 65 journal articles and two books on air-sea boundary layers and numerical ocean modeling. Dr. Clayson  consults for corporate executive boards on ESG issues. She holds a BS in physics from Brigham Young University, and MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado.

Bill Hurley
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William Hurley is a registered Professional Engineer in Naval Architecture, has co-authored numerous technical papers, helps lead the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers (SNAME), formally in Planning and Finance, and now in Education, and he was recently appointed to the Board of Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies. Bill has participated in all aspects of naval architecture work, serving on numerous new ship design programs and major vessel conversions, including ferries, research vessels, workboats, barges, dredges and offshore marine construction equipment.  While leading Glosten, Bill has been driver of outright marine innovation:   1) Design of North America’s first fleet of Voith Schneider Propelled (VSP) harbor tugs, 2) Design of the world’s first tanker escort vessels, the Lindsey and Garth Foss, 3) The Melville/Knorr conversion, which introduced azimuth thrusters to research vessels, and 4) Many Boeing projects including the development of the Sea-Launch program, the rocket transport ship Delta Mariner, and the Sea-based X-band Radar platform SBX-1. In 2006, Bill Hurley led Glosten’s entry into the marine renewable energy business sector.  Glosten now applies its engineering and analysis capabilities to the challenges of offshore wind energy, floating turbine foundations, installation vessels, and marine logistics supporting the marine renewable energy industry in the US and Europe.  Additionally, Bill is President of PelaStar LLC, a Glosten new-venture company formed to commercialize the PelaStar floating turbine foundation, developed by Glosten.

Kevin Stokesbury
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Kevin Stokesbury is the Dean of the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), and a Commonwealth Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. For the past 20 years his work has focused on the sea scallop and groundfish resources, including stock assessment, rotational fishery management strategies, growth and mortality estimates, gear development and recently environmental assessment of windfarm development. Most of his research is collaborative with the fishing industries of Canada and the United States and he was awarded the David H. Wallace Award from the National Shellfish Association (2013) and the Standard-Times Southcoast Man of the Year (2018) for his two decades of science in the public interest, and the connections he has made between fishermen and science. His research has been published in 75 scientific papers and 5 book chapters and funded by over 100 competitively grants (totaling >$ 40 million). He was the founding chair of the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at SMAST from 2005 to 2016. He serves on several ICES committees including Chair of the Scallop Assessment Working Group from 2013 to 2018, and Chair of the Nephrops Benchmark Workshop in 2009. He was recently appointed to the NAS’s Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment, (COSA) and is now the upcoming Chair. He has also been elected as the next President of the National Shellfisheries Association. 

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. Decarbonization 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

- Grid impacts of maritime decarbonization

Topic 6. Engineering for Environmental Impacts of Offshore Energy Assets
- Impacts of offshore energy harvesting on sea life

- Engineered measures to mitigate environmental impacts of offshore energy assets

- Symbiotic/synergistic solutions for offshore energy harvesting/storage and marine life

Topic 7. Offshore Energy Systems Policy Analysis and Design

- Policy challenges to sustainable offshore energy systems

- Policy enablement mechanisms for offshore energy system enablement

IMPORTANT
DATES/DATA
Abstract Deadline
MAR.15.2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
APR.5.2024
Full Paper Submission Deadline
MAY.3.2024
Full Paper Acceptance Notification
JUN.3.2024
Early Bird Registation Ends
JUN.7.2024
Submission Deadline for Reviewed/Revised Paper
JUN.28.2024
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, PAPER PUBLISHING
Abstract Submission

Submitted abstracts should be prepared using the DOWNLOADABLE ABSTRACT TEMPLATE.

Please submit your abstract by sending it in PDF format to rupp@uwindsor.ca

Paper Publishing

Authors with Accepted Abstracts that wish to Submit Full Papers for Review to be included in OSES2024 IOP Journal of Physics Conference Series Open Access Publication must use the DOWNLOADABLE PAPER TEMPLATE FORMS HERE: 

 

IOP.Paoer Preparation Instructions.pdf

IOP.Multimedia Guidelines.pdf

IOP.Paper Style Guide.pdf

IOP.WordTemplate.zip

IOP.LaTeXTemplates.zip

Please submit your full paper by sending it in PDF format to rupp@uwindsor.ca

REGISTRATION DETAILS
REGISTRATION TYPE
REGULAR DELEGATE
STUDENT DELEGATE*
UPTO JUNE.7.2024
750 CAD (~560 USD)
550  CAD (~410 USD) 
AFTER JUNE.7.2024
900 CAD (~670 USD)
700 CAD (~522 USD)
*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 rupp@uwindsor.ca, verifying the current status of the student participating in the Symposium.
CONFERENCE VENUE
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OSES2024 will be held at the new School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Surrounded by the Sea, Fort Rodman, and Fort Taber Park, the SMAST Campus is tailor made for an OSES Event. 

TRAVELLING TO NEW BEDFORD AND BOSTON AREA
Destination

New Bedford is just 60 miles South of Boston, MA. New Bedford is a coastal city adjacent to the Acushnet River and Buzzards Bay. Boston Logan International Airport is the closest major air hub. Car Rentals can be had at the airport and public transport options are also available. Boston's famed "Peter Pan" Bus Service now commutes between Boston and New Bedford!

LODGING
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New Bedford Harbor Hotel is 3 miles North of the UMass SMAST Campus where the Conference Sessions will take place. Act fast to capture a SPECIAL ROOM RATE negotiated specifically for our OSES2024 Event - available until FEB.22.2024.

OSES2024 TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
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Rupp Carriveau
 

Professor, Director

Environmental Energy Institute, UWindsor

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Seamus Garvey  

Professor

University of Nottingham

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Tonio Sant
 

Professor

University of Malta

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Jochen Bard
 

Coordinator Energy Process Engineering, Fraunhofer IEE

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Marianne Rodgers
 

Scientific Director

WEICan

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Zhiwen Wang
 

Associate Professor

Dalian Maritime University China

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Sukanta Basu
 

Professor

SUNY Albany

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Jonathan Miles
 

Professor

James Madison University

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Shawn Sheng
 

Senior Research Engineer

NREL

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Alex Slocum

Professor 

MIT

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Yi Guo

Professor

DTU

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Chris Niezrecki
 

Professor

UMass Lowell

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Jacqueline Stagner
 

Learning Specialist

UWindsor

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Matt Davison
 

Professor

Western University

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Bill Hurley
 

Principal

Hurley Maritime Consulting

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Curran Crawford
 

Professor

UVic

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David S-K Ting
 

Professor

UWindsor

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Eric Loth
 

Professor

University of Virginia

OSES2024 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Rupp Carriveau
OSES2024
Co-Lead Chair

Professor, Director

Environmental Energy Institute, UWindsor

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Seamus Garvey  OSES2024
Co-Lead Chair

Professor

University of Nottingham

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Tonio Sant
OSES2024 Technical Chair

Professor

University of Malta

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Jochen Bard
OSES2024 Industrial Chair

Coordinator Energy Process Engineering, Fraunhofer IEE

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Kevin Stokesbury
OSES2024
Host Chair

Dean, School of Marine Science and Technology

UMass Dartmouth

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Sydney Carreiro
OSES2024
Host Logistics Chair

Administration

School of Marine Science and Technology

UMass Dartmouth

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Naomi Pelkey
OSES2024
Media Chair

Creative Filmmaker

UWin Faculty of Engineering

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Chris Niezrecki
OSES2024
Invited Academic Chair

Distinguished University Professor

UMass Lowell

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Bill Hurley
OSES2024
Invited
Sector Chair

Principal

Hurley Maritime Consulting

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
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