Two studies of the AWESOME ESRs were presented at the Twenty-Seventh (2017) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2017, http://www.isope.org/conferences/conferences.htm) which took place in San Francisco, California, United States, from 25th June to 30th June 2017.
The annual conference organised by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (http://www.isope.org) attracted more than 1340 submitted abstracts this year. After review by the Technical Program Committee, the conference featured 154 sessions of 729 peer-reviewed papers with contributions from more than 50 countries. 11 plenary and keynote sessions complemented the programme. The 8th Renewable Energy and Environment Symposium, which was first held at ISOPE 2010 in Beijing, consisted of 16 sessions alone, including Wave Energy Converter, Ocean Energy & Resources, Tidal & Current Energy, and Offshore Wind in terms of Structures, Foundations, Aerodynamics, Floating, Simulations, Design & Install, Design & Storage.
Helene Seyr’s (NTNU) (http://awesome-h2020.eu/projects/esr-3/) paper “How does Accuracy of Weather Forecasts Influence the Maintenance Cost in Offshore Wind Farms?” was presented by her Supervisor Prof. Michael Muskulus who was also chairing the session on Offshore Wind Structures II. In her paper, Helene presented a study about the influence of the length of an accurate weather forecast on both the maintenance costs and wind farm availability. The results show that introducing a weather forecast to the model decreases the maintenance costs, while the length of the forecast does not have a significant positive effect on the wind farm availability under the investigated scheduling strategy.
Jannis Tautz-Weinert (LBORO) (http://awesome-h2020.eu/projects/esr-5/) presented his paper „Challenges in Using Operational Data for Reliable Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring”. In this paper on model-based monitoring with temperatures, the main challenges in data quality, model selection and accuracy and reliable alarm generation were discussed based on four case studies. A comparison of modelling and alarm generation techniques revealed that model input selection and filtering might play a more significant role than the selection of approaches.
Jannis also attended the Student Forum, a networking event especially for PhD students. The conference proceedings were published electronically in four volumes by ISOPE (http://www.isope.org/publications/publications.htm and http://www.onepetro.org/ ) and indexed by Engineering Index, EI (Compendex), Scopus and others.