The 2016 Edition of the BlueWeek will be organised by Marin
It takes place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, from 23 to 26 May 2016.

Please visit blueforum.org for more information and registration.






Please find below the information of the 2015 edition.

The BlueWeek 2015

The market for marine renewables is growing rapidly. The industry, universities and research institutes work together on many innovative ideas that can lower costs and speed up projects. The BlueWeek is a showcase event, where all parties can present their ideas and find partners. There is also ample opportunity to learn about interesting projects of others. Besides this, parties can meet for their on-going research projects (such as Joint Industry Projects (JIP), EU projects, TKI, FLOW etc.) Three main topics are distinguished: natural propulsion, wave and tidal energy, offshore wind energy.

Location
After last year's successful event at MARIN, the BlueWeek2015 will be hosted at the Deltares campus in Delft, The Netherlands, from 20 until 22 April 2015. BlueWeek2015 is jointly organized by Deltares, MARIN and TKI Wind op Zee to bring together people involved in R&D and engineering in offshore wind, marine renewable energy and natural propulsion.

Stakeholders
The BlueWeek is mainly set up for:

Three day programme
The BlueWeek 2015 is a three-day event. On Monday 20 April and Wednesday 22 April there will be project meetings to discuss progress in on-going projects and kick off new projects. These project meetings consider a variety of topics, all within the scope of the BlueWeek: offshore wind, marine renewable energy and natural propulsion. An overview of all meetings can be found on this site.

Tuesday 21 April: open seminar and forum
Whereas most of the meetings on Monday and Wednesday are for project participants only, the Tuesday has a more open character. This day is focused on sharing knowledge and identifying research needs: through relevant lectures, matchmaking events and discussion of new initiatives we want to inform and inspire. Throughout the day also new research initiatives are pitched for the audience. At the end of the day there is the opportunity to discuss these new initiatives in smaller groups, take part in industry match-making events and to visit the hydraulic test facilities of Deltares, including the brand new Deltagoot (the largest wave flume in the world).

Ideas for new research projects?
During the programme of the Marine Renewable Energy Seminar on Tuesday 21 April 2015 you are invited to pitch your idea for a new research project for which you are searching partners (e.g. TKI-project, Joint Industry Project, Horizon2020-project etc.). When you login with your myBlueWeek-account you have the opportunity to submit an abstract of your idea. All ideas will have the opportunity to present their idea and the best proposals will be invited to pitch their idea for the full audience of the BlueWeek2015. For question's regarding this opportunity please send an e-mail to: blueweek@deltares.nl.

Programme

Workshop Project meeting Symposium Course Dinner
Monday 20 April 2015
Time Event
08:30
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12:30

JIP WindJack

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

The aim of the Wind Jack JIP is to understand and predict the interaction of jack-up legs with the seabed during the touch-down and lift-off phase in order to better quantify the operational limits for jack up units. This is of special importance to units that frequently change position e.g. site investigation or wind turbine installation operations.

For this purpose extensive (scaled) testing was conducted and simulations run both by MARIN as well as Deltares. The results…

09:00
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12:30

A New Guideline for Scour around Wind Turbine Foundations

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

Scour development around offshore foundations causes unfavourable changes in the fatigue life and strength of the structure. Since the current prevailing guidelines are rather conservative for many offshore sites often a scour protection is applied. On-going research by the FLOW-consortium of Deltares, Eneco and Van Oord has resulted in a Scour Prediction Model that is currently being validated against continuous scour measurements at two unprotected monopiles in Luchterduinen.

The next step is to work towards a…

09:00
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12:30

JIP WIFI-2 meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

The objective of the WiFi JIP (Wave impacts on Fixed turbines) is to better understand the influence of steep and breaking waves on the foundation of offshore wind turbines and secondary structures like boat landing platforms. The project aims at an improved methodology to take extreme waves and non-linear wave effects into account in the design of offshore wind turbine construction. The experimental and validated design methods can be used by the JIP participants to have a better quality…

09:45
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12:30

OceaNET FP-7 - Management meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

OceaNET is an EC FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). The network is coordinated by WavEC Offshore Renewables and brings together 10 international partners from across Europe and offers thirteen Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 36 months at different host institutions. The primary objective of the OceaNET ITN is to train a new generation of engineers and scientists in the field of floating offshore wind and wave energy to support the emerging offshore renewable energy sector.

13:30
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17:00

JIP Handbook Scour Protection Methods

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

This meeting is the kick-off meeting of a new Joint-Industry-Project (JIP) on Scour Protection Methods. The most common solution to protect the seabed around an offshore foundation against scour development is a scour protection consisting of loose rock: usualy an armour and a filter layer. Some guidance on how to design such protections is available. However, there is a trend to further optimize the scour protection design. Either with smaller rocks, only one grading and/or higher density…

13:30
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15:30

NS-VIP closed project meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

13:30
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17:10

OceaNET FP-7 - Progress meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

OceaNET is an EC FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). The network is coordinated by WavEC Offshore Renewables and brings together 10 international partners from across Europe and offers thirteen Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for 36 months at different host institutions. The primary objective of the OceaNET ITN is to train a new generation of engineers and scientists in the field of floating offshore wind and wave energy to support the emerging offshore renewable energy sector.

13:30
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17:00

Offshore Maintenance JIP

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

The objective of the offshore maintenance (O&M) JIP is to decrease the O&M costs and risks for maintenance operations by developing improved knowledge and practical simulation tools for O&M cost analysis. This will be achieved by determining operational criteria based human factors as well as limitations to the vessel and its equipment. The human criteria will be quantified by, physical lab experiments, onboard measurements and Simulator trainings. For this JIP, MARIN joins forces with the ECN…

16:00
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17:30

NS-VIP Pile installation techniques: vibrating vs. impact-driving

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

The aim of the FLOW (Far and Large Offshore Wind) project “NS-VIP” is to develop a numerical modelling tool which combines different existing models into a single tool which can model the installation process of vibratory and impact driven piles and captures the interaction of the pile structure under lateral loading. The model will be validated using the measurement data of the Cuxhaven test site of the VIBRO project. A key deliverable of the NS-VIP project…

19:00
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22:00

Dinner in Delft City Center

 

A dinner is organised for all participants of the BlueWeek 2015. The dinner will be held at “De Waag”, a restaurant in the historic city centre of Delft (http://www.de-waag.nl/Proeverij/Home).

 

Please note that this event is at own expense; cost of dinner including drinks will be around €50.

 

Tuesday 21 April 2015
Time Event
08:30
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18:00

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar: Offshore Wind, Tidal and Wave Energy

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

During the Marine Renewable Energy Seminar and Forum interesting lectures are given on the topics of technical challenges in offshore wind development and new developments in wave and tidal energy are presented. The lectures are interspersed with matchmaking events and pitches for new research ideas and joint industry projects. You can still sign up to give a pitch! Use the button in the menu on the top of…

08:30
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16:30

Natural Propulsion Seminar - 4th Edition

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

The Natural Propulsion seminar aims at presenting an overview of the current activities, innovations and research for the use of renewable energy in the maritime transport. Most promissing activities are today related to use of wind energy, but can be extended also to waves, current or sun.

The aim of this meeting is to gather researchers, shipyards, ship designers, ship operators and ship owners, in order to create enough synergy and confidence to go ahead with such technology.

16:00
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18:00

Tour of Deltares' Hydraulic & Geotechnical Test Facilities.

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

===FOR THE TOUR TO THE FACILITIES, PLEASE GATHER AT THE REGISTRATION DESK IN THE MAIN BUILDING. FROM HERE WE WILL START THE TOUR IN GROUPS===EACH 10 MINUTES A GROUP OF APPROXIMATELY 20 PEOPLE WILL LEAVE

 

Sign up for guided tours around the hydraulic test facilities of Deltares!

At the end of the Tuesday you will have the opportunity to get a tour of Deltares' hydraulic test facilities. These include the 2D- and 3D- wave…

18:00
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19:30

Dinner at Deltares

 

The Tuesday programme will end with a free buffet-style dinner, with the compliments of Deltares, MARIN and TKI-WOZ.

 

Please register for this event if you plan to stay for this dinner.

Wednesday 22 April 2015
Time Event
08:15
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12:45

Sail Public Conference

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

Cross sectoral approaches lead to smart innovation. SAIL is a quadruple helix approach, she aims at implementing low carbon hybrid sailing, (engine-sail). The SAIL partnership has 17 partners on board from civil-, economic-, scientific and governmental perspectives. For three years she developed a wide range of stepping stones helping us to introduce hybrid sailing. SAIL loves to share her findings with you. SAIL also loves to identify new stepping stones towards low carbon, hybrid sailing during…

09:30
-
12:30

JIP / FLOW MeteoDashboard

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

The main objective of this project is to reduce Operation and Maintenance costs of offshore wind farms. The approach is to further optimise the existing Meteo Dashboard - which is an integrated software system that collects, stores, computes and presents measured and detailed forecasted meteo- and hydrodynamic data for decision making of maintenance activities in an offshore wind farm.

For this project Meteo Dashboard will be specifically set up for the Irish Sea, where…

09:30
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11:30

LIONS HAT JIP

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

Laboratory Investigation Of Numerical Solutions for floating Horizontal Axis wind Turbines

 
In greater water depths floating offshore wind turbines can be an alternative to bottom fixed wind turbines. In this context, the development of a cost-efficient floating wind turbine relies on a proper prediction of loads on the wind turbine, its floating foundation and its mooring system. Such a prediction is only possible with simulations and physical model test accounting for…

13:00
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18:00

TO2 - Aquaculture / Seaweed

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

TO2 project: Seaweed as a new source for food, raw material and energy in a biobased economy.

Seaweed offers many high quality resources for food-, feeding- and chemical sector. Presently, seaweed is mostly imported from Asia and used for human consumption. A part is used for mining of hydrocolloid, like: alginate, agar and carrageen. Many initiatives are small scale. For a breakthrough of local large scale production of seaweed essential knowledge and experience is currently lacking. Seaweed might…

13:30
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14:30

International Windship Association (IWSA) Public Event

 

< This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

This event present the current status and acitivities of The International Windship Association. A detailed program will be posted here shortly.

About IWSA

The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.

Our Mission

Promote the use of wind propulsion in commercial shipping to reduce fuel consumption and decrease climate change…

13:30
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17:00

Nationaal actieplan Energie uit Water

 

<NOTE: This event is in Dutch.>

 

Nederland kan zich positioneren als slimme exporteur van kennis en kunde op het gebied van Energie uit Water. Deze workshop is deel 2 van een co-creatief proces waarin het bedrijfsleven, kennisinstellingen en de overheid een nationaal actieplan opstellen voor Energie uit Water. Er wordt voortgebouwd op de succesvolle eerste workshop van 18 maart waarin de eerste contouren zijn geschetst hiervan. Na getijdenenergie, golfenergie en zout-zoet zijn deze keer energie uit afvalwater, energie uit temperatuurverschillen en energie uit aquatische biomassa aan de beurt.

13:30
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17:00

SAIL Internal meeting II

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

 Cross sectoral approaches lead to smart innovation. SAIL is a quadruple helix approach, she aims at implementing low carbon hybrid sailing, (engine-sail). The SAIL partnership has 17 partners on board from civil-, economic-, scientific and governmental perspectives. For three years she developed a wide range of stepping stones helping us to introduce hybrid sailing. SAIL loves to share her findings with you. SAIL also loves to identify new stepping stones towards low carbon, hybrid sailing during the BlueWeek.

Detailed…

13:30
-
17:00

SAIL internal meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

 Cross sectoral approaches lead to smart innovation. SAIL is a quadruple helix approach, she aims at implementing low carbon hybrid sailing, (engine-sail). The SAIL partnership has 17 partners on board from civil-, economic-, scientific and governmental perspectives. For three years she developed a wide range of stepping stones helping us to introduce hybrid sailing. SAIL loves to share her findings with you. SAIL also loves to identify new stepping stones towards low carbon, hybrid sailing during the BlueWeek.

13:30
-
17:00

TO2 Floating Wind Energy

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

The goal of this TO2 project is to strengthen the cooperation between Dutch research institutes on offshore wind energy. It has two subjects: floating wind energy (ECN, MARIN and Deltares) and helicopter movements in offshore wind farms (NLR and ECN).

For large areas of the world with deep water and high energy yield, floating wind turbines can be an economically feasible solution. Together with Deltares, ECN and MARIN will further extend their knowledge and integral approach of…

13:30
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17:00

Workshop Energy Island and Storage

 

 < This meeting is open for registration for all interested parties >

 

In this interactive workshop Industry and knowledge institutes will join forces to discuss the possibilities of offshore energy storage. Keeping a broad horizon you will learn about the challenges and the possibilities and we will discuss the overall feasibility of the idea and the technical and political aspects. You can contribute to the discussion in one of the small expert groups (along the lines of civil/hydraulic  Engineering, Energy network & market, Energy Island functions and lessons…

14:30
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17:15

IWSA Internal meeting

 

< Note: this meeting is for project participants only >

 

Work streams of IWSA will present and discuss their progress.

A detailed program will be posted here shortly.

About IWSA

The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.

Our Mission

Promote the use of wind propulsion in commercial shipping to reduce fuel consumption and decrease climate change related emissions.