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Nov 9, 2020 to Nov 12, 2020

National Offshore Wind R&D Symposium 2020


The Consortium will host a virtual tech symposium on Nov. 9, 10, & 12 highlighting awarded projects and the status of offshore wind R&D.

About this Event

The National Offshore Wind R&D Symposium 2020 will be an opportunity to connect the U.S. offshore wind community, bringing together researchers, developers, government entities, and Consortium members to learn about the state of research and contribute to the conversation about what comes next.

The Symposium will feature presentations from researchers working on Consortium-funded projects, an industry panel on the state of offshore wind R&D and gaps for future research, and keynote speeches from leaders in the field.

Daily Highlights

Monday, November 9:

  • Keynote Address:Daniel R Simmons, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Panel Discussion: Offshore Wind R&D Progress and Gaps for Future Research
  • Session 1: Power Systems & Controls
  • Consortium status update

Tuesday, November 10:

  • Session 2: U.S. Data & Design Alternatives
  • Session 3: Digitization & Advanced Analytics
  • Keynote Address: Danielle Merfeld, Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Energy

Wednesday, November 11:

Veterans Day Observed

Thursday, November 12:

  • Keynote Address: Till Schwarzlose, SVP Offshore Wind Development Americas & APAC, RWE Renewables
  • Session 4: Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Closing remarks