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Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed

WindEurope and RenewableUK would like to thank all the participants for their contributions. We received over 300 abstracts. These will now be reviewed. Authors will be notified in February.

Topic list

The conference programme will include sessions that will feature the best technical and scientific abstracts received on the topics listed below.


  • European Fund for Strategic Investment – EFSI
  • Cost of energy – new frontiers
  • Auction design
  • Purchasing Power Agreements – PPAs

Resource assessment

  • Forecasting
  • Floating LiDARS
  • Energy yield assessments
  • Wake effects

Turbine technology

  • Fixed offshore turbines:
    • Optimising turbine design
    • Modular components
    • Beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbines
    • Foundations
  • Floating wind turbines

Supply chain, O&M, logistics

  • Industrialisation and modularisation
  • Ports, vessels, cranes
  • Increasing use of helicopters
  • O&M game-changers, including drones
  • Making the most of oil and gas offshore experience

Health & safety

  • Safety culture
  • Standardisation & best practices
  • Training

Environmental impacts & spatial planning

  • Things in the sea:
    • Impacts on organisms in the air, water and seabed during installation and operation
    • Unexploded bombs (UXO) and archaeological discoveries
    • Survey techniques
  • Planning and co-existence with other industries:
    • Spatial planning / line of sight
    • Co-existence with other industries
    • Socio-economic impacts

Integrating wind power

  • Hardware:
    • Offshore infrastructure, storage & grid connections
    • Cabling and wind turbine clustering, cabling for floating turbines
    • HVDC developments
  • Software:
    • Market design
    • Grid codes
    • System services: reactive power compensation, frequency support, islanding

More information

For more information, please contact Lorenzo Morselli or Alice Rosmi, WindEurope Conference Programme Managers at [email protected]