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MaREI presents The Lewis Symposium

MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland, presentsmarei john lewis

The Lewis Symposium

to honour the significant contributions of retiring professor Tony Lewis to the field of Ocean Energy.

Prof Tony Lewis has been one of the most active members of the Ocean Energy community for the past 4 decades.  Through his teaching, research, industrial and ambassadorial roles he has been a great influencer for the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) sector.  Tony’s legacy includes the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, which has over 130 researchers working with 45 industry partners, and the Lir National Ocean Test Facility located in the new Beaufort Building, a component of the Environmental Research Institute at UCC.

Prof Tony Lewis has been one of the most active members of the Ocean Energy community for the past 4 decades.  Through his teaching, research, industrial and ambassadorial roles he has been a great influencer for the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) sector. Tony’s legacy includes for:

  • The MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), which has ca. €35M in research funding and includes for over 130 researchers & 46 industry partners; marei.ie
  • the new flagship Beaufort Building (a component building of the Environmental Research Institute) completed in August 2015 at a cost of ca. €15M;
  • and the LIR National Ocean Test Facility (located within the Beaufort Building). lir-notf.com

As a result of these achievements Tony has recently been awarded Professor Emeritus status in University College Cork. In order to mark this event, MaREI, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland will host a special 2 day Symposium on 29th Feb and 1st March 2016 in the Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, Ireland. The event will include:

  • A history of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE)
  • Current drivers and policy from across the globe on MRE
  • Ongoing research in the MaREI Centre with an emphasis on the role of integration of MRE into the broader Energy Grid
  • A special Q&A “audience with Tony” including for a panel session
  • An opportunity to view the new facilities including for the new Beaufort Building and the state of the art National Ocean Test Facility known as  LIR on Monday Lunchtime
  • A Gala dinner on Monday Evening at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

Agenda

Click here for Agenda – Lewis Symposium

LEWIS Symposium – Presentations and Videos
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Location
The conference will at the National Maritime College of Ireland which is co-located with UCC’s flagship Beaufort building on the IMERC campus in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

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Registration
There are 2 choices for registration. Registration for the 2 day conference only or Registration for the 2 Day Conference PLUS the Gala dinner on the Monday night.
Conference Fee is €75 and Conference plus Dinner is €150.
Please Note. DINNER SPACES ARE LIMITED to 90.

UCC is a registered charity. Conference fees are only to cover costs of running and catering the event. NMCI www.nmci.ie have donated the use of their auditorium for the 2 days as they are both MaREI Partners and part of the wider IMERC Initiative.  Any profits made from the symposium will donated to Tony’s nominated charity, The RNLI.

 

Accomodation – Close to Ringaskiddy is the Carrigaline Court Hotel and we will provide transport to and from here to Ringaskiddy on the day of the conference.  We have a  block of  30 rooms from Sunday, 28th February – 2nd March 2016 at a rate of €95.00 per night Bed & Breakfast. Delegates can book directly on the hotel website www.carrigcourt.com using the rate code MARINE

Delegates will be able to book one, two or three nights as required.  We will run buses from this hotel to the conference, the dinner and back on both the Monday and Tuesday.   CONFERENCE Dinner is in the Historic Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC)

There are also plenty of hotels near the UCC Main campus. Some examples would be the River Lee Hotel and the Hayfield manor.    We will NOT be running buses from these hotels to the Ringaskiddy venue. Please see google map.

 

About MaREI

MaREI is a marine and renewable energy-based research, development and innovation centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. We combine the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy spaces. MaREI’s research capabilities cover a wide range of cross-cutting topics such as device design and testing, novel materials, offshore operations, coastal and marine management, marine robotics, observation and monitoring, energy storage, aquaculture and green gas. The research team comprises internationally recognised experts in these fields from UCC, NUIG, UL, MU, UCD, and CIT.   www.marei.ie

 

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