Join us at the  Maynooth Wave Energy Workshop 2020

The Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at Maynooth University Ireland will host its 6th Wave Energy Workshop on Friday January 24th 2020. The scope of the event will cover a range of topics across wave energy conversion, with a broad focus on modelling, control and estimation/forecasting, and will feature a range of presentations from international and local speakers with some focus on the culmination of the SFI project entitled "Development of the next generation of controllers for wave energy devices".  There will be an open forum discussion “Does wave energy’s future lie with offshore wind?” .

THERE IS STILL TIME.....The event is limited to 100 delegates (places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis) and a nominal registration fee of €30 will be charged to cover hospitality (lunch and 2 coffee-breaks included).  We are also soliciting a call for posters (see below) to complement our set of invited oral presentations.  It is also likely that remote connection to the workshop will be available through Adobe Connect.

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Posters are solicited from both industry and academia. 

Prospective presenters should email a 1-page submission to Carrie Anne Barry ( outlining their contribution.

There are spaces for 24 posters, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to approved (on the basis of abstract) poster presenters. 

Maynooth is a lively, historic university town with plenty of hotels and guesthouses along with great pubs, restaurants and many local attractions. It is conveniently located close to Dublin City with direct bus and rail routes for easy access. Accommodation options are available here (please reference the Maynooth Wave Energy Workshop when booking to avail of preferential rates):

You can register for the 2020 Wave Energy Workshop 2020 here (there is a nominal registration fee of €30, to cover the cost of coffee breaks and lunch).

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Anne (

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Maynooth University Wave Energy Workshop 2020



08:30-09:00     Arrival, sign in, networking

09:00-09:15     Welcome address

John Ringwood, Conference Chair (COER, MU)

Ray O’Neill, Vice-President Research, MU

Patricia Comiskey (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)


09:15-09:45     Overview of COER SFI IA project – John Ringwood (COER, MU)

                        “The next generation of controllers for wave-energy devices”


09:45-10:15     Coffee break + posters


10:15-12:15     Session 1 (Hydrodynamic Modelling) Chaired by Tom Dooley

  • Hydrodynamic modelling options for WECs - Peter Stansby (Uni. Manchester, UK)
  • CFD modelling for wave energy applications – Christian Windt (COER, MU)
  • Computationally tractable models for axisymmetric WECs - Giuseppe Giorgi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Finite-order approximations for wave energy models: the FOAMM toolbox - Yerai Pena Sanchez (COER, MU)

12:15:13:15     Lunch + posters

13:15-14:45     Session 3 (Control Session) Chaired by Ron Patton

  • The moment-domain framework for WEC control design – Nicolas Faedo (COER, MU))
  • The LiTe-Con controller for wave energy systems – Demian Garcia-Violini (Quilmes Univ., Argentina)
  • Fault Tolerant Control - Mogens Blanke (Technical University Denmark)

14:45-15:15     Coffee + posters

15:15-17:15     Session 2 (Industry Session) Chaired by John Breslin

  • Resolute Marine - Clean Water from Ocean Waves - Darragh Clabby (Resolute Marine)
  • Promoting PTO and control development for wave energy: The WES experience – Niall McLean (Wave Energy Scotland)
  • The point absorber dream - are we getting there? - Jorgen Hals Todalshaug (CorPower Ocean, Sweden)
  • Next generation R&D tools for wave energy - Ronan Costello (Wave Venture) 

17:15-17:45     OPEN FORUM – “Does wave energy’s future lie with offshore wind?”

17:45   Workshop close

You can register for the 2020 Wave Energy Workshop 2020 here