IES Seminar Series: The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE)


Alrick Building, Room D/E


Friday, January 23, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

First Speaker: Dr. Markus Mueller, Head of the Research Institute

Brief update of events in the Institute for Energy Systems and introduction of new academic staff

Main Speaker: Adrian de Andres, Research Associate

Title: The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE)

The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) is an association of postgraduate students and early stage researchers working in the areas of offshore wind, wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy conversion. Founded in 2007, our missions are the advancement of education and the
proliferation of public knowledge on offshore renewable energy by providing networking activities and discussion forums, fostering international connections and collaborative research, interacting with experts and stakeholders, and sharing INORE members' research with the community of end-users. We are a non-profit organisation, managed by an executive steering committee consisting of voluntary members, elected annually. INORE activities are organized by the steering committee but are only made
possible through the funding it receives from generous sponsors. Today INORE has more than 1000 members from over 70 countries, representing a network that spans a multitude of research fields, including technological, social and environmental aspects. We are the definitive representative body of early stage researchers in offshore renewable energy. For instance, at the 2013 European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, over 35% of speakers were members of INORE

Adrian de Andres is a specialist in techno-economic analysis of wave energy converters. After spending the last 3 years working on his PhD thesis at the University of Cantabria in Spain, he is now part of the Policy and Innovation group of the University of Edinburgh where he is developing his techno-economic research concerning several European projects (DTOcean, ClearWater and LeanWind). He is currently the Chair of the International Network of Offshore Renewable Energy, a worldwide organization that gets
together the most talented young researchers in offshore renewables.

IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc
IES Seminar Series - Supported by EngGradSoc