Newton Fund Researcher Links China-UK Workshop on Coastal and Offshore Energy Systems under Extreme Events (CORESEE) took place in 28th – 31st July in Dalian, China. The programme, Newton Fund Researcher Links provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
The focus of the workshop was the use environmental science, technology and engineering to tackle key challenges affecting the development of coastal infrastructures and offshore renewable energy systems, such as offshore wind (fixed and floating), wave and tidal (stream and range) facilities, and maximize their environmental and socio-economic benefits.
The workshop provided a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers had the opportunity to present and discuss about their research. Various discussions took place with established researchers from the UK and partner countries, both about scientific topics, networking and career progression opportunities.
In total 30 early career researchers, 15 from the UK and 15 from China participated along with 6 mentors in offshore renewables participated in the workshop.
Dr. Evdokia Tapoglou, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull was invited to participate as an early career researcher in the workshop, where she presented her work about wave forecasting using machine learning and the possible implications in the system due to climate change.