About CORE 2016

Running for the second time, CORE 2016 is the only technical conference on offshore renewable energy in Scotland, a fitting location, considering that is where most of the UK's offshore wind energy resources are concentrated.
This conference will offer delegates an unparalleled opportunity to network with researchers, technology developers, industrial players, and supply chain partners. It will address the latest developments and strategies in offshore renewable energy, potential investors from public funds and government support funding, wave and tidal energy resources. One of the aims of this conference is to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a roadmap for research activities in the context of offshore renewable energy that are a relatively new and challenging field of interest. In particular, the conference will enable research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore renewable energy conversion platforms for wind and wave energy resources.

Conference Themes

Wave and tidal energy resource
Offshore windpower
Technological developments
Mitigating risk on the road to commercialisation
Monitoring, operation and maintenance of wind farms
Technology management assessment of marine renewable energy
Developing a commercial scale tidal energy array
Latest Development of large-scale Offshore Wind Turbine
Device development and testing – tidal
Developing a viable ocean energy supply chain
Rules, regulations and recent policy developments
Innovation and Recent Projects in the Offshore Renewable Energy sector

Organising Committee

Purnendu Das Vengatesan Venugopal
Director of ASRANet Ltd University of Edinburgh


International Advisory Committee

R V Ahilan LOC UK
Subhamoy Bhattacharya University of Surrey UK
Claudio Bittencourt DNV-GL Group UK
Alistair Borthwick Edinburgh University UK
Stuart Bradley ETI LLP UK
Michael Brown University of Dundee UK
Marc Costa Ros Carbon Trust UK
Maurizio Collu Cranfield University UK
Peter Davies Lloyd's Register UK
Sasa Djokic University of Edinburgh UK
Bjoern Elsaessar Queens Belfast Ireland
Zhen Gao NTNU Norway
Barnali Ghosh Mott Macdonald UK
Jack Hardisty University of Hull UK
Peter Jamieson University of Strathclyde UK
Lars Johanning Exeter University UK
Fuat Kara Cranfield University UK
Jens Kofoed Aalborg University Denmark
Marc Le Boulluec Ifremer France
William Leithead University of Strathclyde UK
Domenico Lombardi Manchester University UK
Constantine Michailides Liverpool John Moores University UK
Piort Omenzetter University of Aberdeen UK
Mahmood Shafiee Cranfield University UK
Jon Side Heriot-Watt University UK
Vallam Sundar IITM India
Christopher Thomas RWE Innogy UK
Simon Watson Loughborough University UK
Mike Wilson Ecosse Subsea UK
Wenxian Yang Newcastle University UK

Inventions Journal

ASRANet Ltd is pleased to introduce our collaboration with the Inventions Open Access Journal for CORE 2016!

Here's a word from the editorial team at the journal on their special issue on New Technologies for Maritime Power Systems:

Dear Colleagues,

Maritime power systems are present in more and more electrical ships, ferries, and vessels. Those power systems can be seen as microgrids. Microgrids are defined as local electrical networks, including generation, storage, and critical loads, able to operate in a grid, connected to islanding operation. In this sense, maritime power systems, such as those installed in ships, ferries, vessels, and other maritime devices, are usually operating in islanded mode when they are at sea, and in grid-connected mode when they arrive at a seaport. Thus, maritime microgrids constitute real commercial microgrids, being cost effective and with a promising market. The greater the number of electrical ships becomes, the more important maritime microgrids are.

Many microgrid technologies are being applied in maritime microgrids, such as droop control to properly share and balance the power injected by generators. At the same time, maritime microgrids are trending to expand DC distribution systems, which can be seen as a DC microgrid, especially when incorporating more and more energy storage systems. The state-of-the-art right now is the massive use of AC/DC hybrid maritime microgrid systems, which allow integrating AC generators, AC and DC energy storage systems, and AC and DC critical and noncritical loads. This Special Issue aims at inviting researchers from marine power systems and applications to submit technical papers.

Prof. Dr. Josep M. Guerrero
Guest Editor

Key Deadlines

Deadline for abstracts 29 Feb 2016
Notification of Acceptance 18 Mar 2016
Submission of full papers 22 Jul 2016
Registration Closes 22 Aug 2016

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