SELKIE holds Closing Event at Swansea University

SELKIE holds Closing Event at Swansea University

SELKIE held  its closing event on Friday 28th April at Swansea University’s Engineering Faculty.  The closing event was held as a hybrid format with both in- person attendance as well as  online.  The full agenda included evaluative updates from all 9 work packages that have culminated in the outputs and deliverables of the project.   The project has been in operation for four years, across two countries, involving six partners.

The event highlighted the vast amount of research SELKIE has contributed to wave and tidal energy development. It has certainly been ambitious in its objectives: 7 open-source tools almost finalised, with the extent of their capabilities to provide valuable decision support for SME’s to streamline a pathway to commercialisation in the MRE.  SELKIE has also developed a network of over 100 Irish and Welsh organisations across the MRE supply chain.

 Congratulations to the project partners across Ireland and Wales who mobilised effectively to deliver SELKIE. The event agenda is detailed below. The SELKIE film that was premiered can be watched above.

12:45 – 13:00:  SELKIE Welcome package

Dr Jimmy Murphy, Principal Investigator, UCC.

Workpackage 1 –  TJ Horgan, Selkie Project Manager

Emilio Solís, Consultant from Miller research on the SELKIE project evaluation report.

13:00-13:15    Workpackage 2 – Communication and Dissemination, Matt Telfer, Marine Energy Wales

13:15 – 13:30    Workpackage 3 – Knowledge Transfer–Ian Newton, Menter Mon

13:30 – 13:50    Workpackage 4 – GIS, Geographic Information System and Techno- Economic Tool Development – Ross O’Connell, PhD, UCC/MaREI

13:50 – 14:10    Workpackage 5 – Foundation and Mooring Design Tool – Paul Bonar & Chris Wright, Senior Engineers, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG)

14:10-14:20   Workpackage 9 -Sustainability, Dr Frank Crowley , Cork University Business School.(CUBS)

14:20-14:30   Coffee break

14:30 – 14:40  Workpackage 6- Physical and Numerical Modelling (tidal),Dr Alison Williams, Principal Investigator, Swansea University (SU)

14:40 -14:50   Workpackage 6 -Physical and Numerical Modelling (wave) Ayse Nur Karayel from UCC – 10-minute recorded presentation

14:50 – 15:20   Workpackage 7 – Sensor Development Dr Thomas Lake, Dr Jose Horrillo-Caraballo and Professor Ian Masters from Swansea University

15:20 – 15:30   Workpackage 8 – Installation, Operations, Maintenance and Logistics model, Dr Mitra Kamidelivand, MaREI- Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland, Environmental Research Institute (ERI)

15:30-15:40      Mother Goose promotional video on the Selkie project recorded over 3 days last month during events in Anglesey, Holyhead and the MEW conference. First viewing.

15:40 – Finish    Interaction with the online audience, Q&A, any further comments.