INORE North America SYmposium 2019
INORE NA symposium: call for applications
We are pleased to invite you to the 2019 International Network on Offshore Renewable Energies’ symposium in Victoria British Columbia! The symposium will organize by the University of Victoria and take place from July 9-12th at Pearson College with a theme centered on small scale MRE development in remote coastal communities.
Pearson College is located forty minutes outside of Victoria, set between temperate rainforest and the sea in a setting that puts the natural beauty of BC on display. The first tidal stream device in Canada was deployed nearby at Race Rocks in 2006, making it a fitting site to discuss the future of MRE in BC, Canada, and the world.
There are fifty spots available for INOREans to engage with peers, academics, and industry in an environment conducive to networking and learning. The symposium will include a panel discussion on the potential for small scale MRE development in BC, guest speakers, social events, workshops, data analysis exercises, peer presentations, outdoor activities including the deployment of a marine buoy, and more.
Spots are limited so please secure your spot promptly and we look forward to seeing you in July!
The deadline for the symposium application is May 10th, 2019!
- Complete the form.
- That’s it.
Contact [email protected] for more information or with any questions.
To whom it may concern,
This is Jia Mi from Virginia Tech, I’m a PhD student in Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems and I’m working with Prof.Lei Zuo on oscillating surge wave energy converter. Thanks for offering us such kind of opportunity to gather students and researchers in this area together.
My suggestion is that we can have a poster competition session during this Offshore Energy Symposium, I guess that would have three advantages of the poster competition
1. The competition can enhance students’ communication and presentation skills;
2. Its a good opportunity for students to know more ongoing projects in this area;
3.Experts from industry and national lab can help students improve their work.
Below is a summary of my ongoing project:
As recognized by the United Nations, Food, Energy and Water (FEW) nexus is central to sustainable development, and the demand for all these three is increasing due to a rising global population, rapid urbanization, changing diets and economic growth. For the US, over 53% of the population lives within 50 miles of the coast (NOAA), the coastal zone is an interaction region between land and ocean and an interface of geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, as well as greatly affected by human activities, the stability of coastal ecosystem is very weak. Surge wave energy converter can harvest energy from ocean waves to power saline water desalination and reduce the coastal erosion as physical barrier , and the desalinated fresh water can be used for saline-sodic-alkaline soil reclamation and make it suitable for plant growth and then act as a biological barrier.
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS)
Virginia Tech, 300 Durham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: 540-391- 1393 , [email protected]