Free training for marine energy sector

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A free workshop is on offer for marine energy developers as part of the RiaSoR (Reliability in a Sea of Risk) project.

The aim is to provide training in the use of newly developed reliability methodologies.

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for the partners of the project – the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), ORE Catapult and SP Research – to update the marine energy sector on the progress and outcomes of the RiaSoR project.

Funded by OCEANERA-NET, a Europe-wide initiative that supports ocean energy research and innovation, RiaSoR aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative reliability analysis method.

It is designed to enhance and simplify the evaluation of the technical and economic performance of marine energy converters.

It addresses two of the major challenges for ocean energy: reliability and survivability of marine energy devices; and the design and development of components for wave and tidal energy technologies.

The RiaSoR training programme has been established to transfer skills in reliability analysis to marine energy developers, particularly technical engineers and technical decision makers. However, the workshop is open for all interested parties to attend.

The ultimate goal of the workshop is to ensure that the practical methodologies developed in the project are taken up by industry and make a lasting impact. The key benefits of attending this free workshop are:

• Learn first-hand how to improve reliability in the design of your devices and test programmes.
• Interactive application of an analysis tool;
• Collaborative discussion on reliability areas to be focused on for more detailed analysis;
• Update on a RiaSoR-two proposal.

The workshop will be held from 30th November to 1st December in Glasgow.

For the workshop agenda, and details on how to register, visit

Contact Information

c/o Maureen Shearer, Development Manager, HIE, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall
KW15 1JE Scotland

T: 01856888710