IMarEST TV recording by the IMarEST in association with Fugro on the 9th June 2021. This webinar was presented by an expert panel from Fugro and the IMarEST Offshore Renewables SIG.
Renewable energy is gaining traction globally, particularly offshore renewable energy as a growing sector aiming to support climate targets. As such there is a need to support more, and competitive projects that can allow development and expansion of this sector and support net-zero ambitions. But there are hurdles to growth, including slow build-up of networking and capacity in developing countries, a lack of government policies to support infrastructure and build quality, and limited financing for R&D to improve the reliability of automation, zero failure design and standardisation.
The IMarEST and Fugro surveyed nearly 400 individuals in the sector and will share their insight and opinions as well as discuss what they mean for the industry.
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About our speakers
Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Solution Director for Remote Inspections, Fugro
Ivar graduated as a Master of Science in Geology and Environmental Management from Utrecht and Leiden Universities in The Netherlands. His experience in the offshore industry spans over 25 years and has successfully undertaken various operational and leadership roles. In the early years of his career, Ivar was the founder of a marine seismic data acquisition company, where he was able to combine his entrepreneurial spirit with R&D. In 2007, Ivar joined Fugro and he has been at the cradle of various ground-breaking, geophysical data acquisition solutions. He has been the driving force behind strategic partnerships, that to this day, deliver pioneering global remote and autonomous solutions to the marine industry. This includes Fugro’s high speed hydrography solution and the state-of-the-art uncrewed inspection fleet with integrated electric, remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Ivar operates in the innovation, clients, and operations triangle, and plays a pivotal role in positioning Fugro as market leader in remote inspection for the offshore renewable energy market.
Alice Goward Brown, Co-Chair of IMarEST Offshore Renewables SIG and Renewable Energy Consultant, Wood.
Alice Goward Brown is a Renewable Energy Consultant at Wood. Over the last decade Alice has built up a variety of experience working on both academic and commercial metocean projects – with particular focus on offshore and onshore renewable energy installations and monitoring. Alice has been a member of IMarEST and ORSIG since 2012 and in that time has contributed to a number of expertise gathering initiatives and the IMarEST Metocean Procedures Guide for Offshore Renewables.
Mark Calverley, Co-Chair of IMarEST Offshore Renewables SIG and Director at Blue Ocean Consulting
Mark Calverley is a director of Blue Ocean Consulting Ltd. He has over 30-years of experience in providing metocean services to those operating in the marine environment, and primarily supports Offshore Wind projects in delivering data and information to support design certification and Operation and Maintenance. Mark has contributed to the IMarEST Metocean Procedures Guide for Offshore Renewables and the American Clean Power Standards - US Offshore Wind Metocean Conditions Characterisation Recommended Practices
Capt Panos Stavrakakis MBA MSc PhD CEng FIMarEST, Head for Organizational Health & Wellbeing Centre, Health & Safety Executive Science and Research Centre
Panos is the Head for Organizational Health & Wellbeing Centre, Health & Safety Executive Science and Research Centre. Panos works with world class scientists to use their scientific expertise and regulatory insight to address a range of occupational risks. Panos served the Hellenic Navy from 1989 to 2011 as a Naval Engineer Officer. He is a Chartered Marine Engineer, Fellow of IMarEST and member of IMarEST Technical Leadership Board, and Human Element Working Group. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering, a Masters in Health Emergencies Management, a MBA and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.