Science Meets Industry: Offshore Wind Energy (29-30 Nov.)

Science Meets Industry: Offshore Wind Energy is a lunch-to-lunch event taking place in Kristiansand, on 29th to 30th of November in Kristiansand. The event is a collaboraton between GCE Node, NORCE and University of Agder.

SFI Offshore Mechatronics centre director, Geir Grasmo will speak at the event and address how SFI Offshore Mechatronics can support offshore wind solutions. Ellen Norgård Hansen researcher in NORCE and member of SFI Offshore Mechatronics WP5 and WP7 will present findings from the project FIRM – Fiber Rope Mooring.

Please visit this page for more information regarding registration and program.

Upcoming Reference Group meetings

The reference group meetings are a great opportunity to disseminate results, to participate in discussions and to get valuable feedback from an industrial perspective.

In addition to dissemination of results, the upcoming reference group meetings have reserved time for discussions regarding spin-off opportunities. This is a bottom-up approach to identify spin-off opportunities. The aim is to surface interesting research topics and important industrial challenges to be solved in new projects.

WP1: November 23, 9-11 9-11 CET, physical meeting, UiA campus Grimstad

WP2,3,4 combined: November 4, 9-11.45, online meeting

WP6: November 25.

General Assembly 2021

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The SFI Offshore Mechatronics General Assembly will take place on November 11. 13.00-14.00. The meeting will be hosted at UiA, Campus Grimstad, Meetingroom N3 049 Utsikten, I4Helse, UiA Campus Grimstad)

The partners should have received an e-mail calendar invite. If you are a partner and did not receive the invitation get in touch with

Annual Conference 2022

Due to the pandemic the annual conference 2020 and 2021 was postponed an then cancelled. We are very pleased to announce that our annual conference 2022 will take place in Aalborg on the 19th and 20th of May.

We are looking forward to visit Aalborg University and to explore infrastructure, equipment and experiments. This is also an opportunity to be introduced to other relevant research initiatives at AAU Department of Energy Technology and Mechatronic Systems group. The tentative schedule and proposed itinerary is found below. Final schedule and program will be announced later.

Tentative schedule

Day 1

11.45 Registration and Lunch/Sandwich at AAU

12.45 Start conference day 1

Speakers/presentations tbd

18.30 End conference day 1

Bus + Check-in at hotel

19.30 Conference dinner (venue tbd)

Day 2

Check-out from hotel

09.00 Start conference

Speakers/presentations tbd

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Visit to laboratories (groups)

14.15 Conference program resumes

Speakers/presentations tbd

18.00 End conference

Proposed itinerary for traveling from Kristiansand

Day 1

8.30 Departure Kristiansand (Fjordline)

10.45 Arrival Hirtshals. Bus to AAU

Day 2

19.00 Departure bus to Hirtshals

19.45 Arrival Hirtshals

20.45 Departure with Color-Line ferry

23.59 Arrival Kristiansand

Our partners from Trondheim and elsewhere in Norway are welcome to arrive in Kristiansand the evening before and join the Agder group across with the ferry to Hirtshals, Denmark in the morning on Day1. On the return there are some options to fly out from Aalborg airport. For the rest of the partners we hope you are able to find an itinerary which fits with the schedule.

Please get in touch with to discuss any itinerary challenges or if your itinerary require late arrival or early departure.