PhD@Sea is a research initiative to provide vision, strategy and general coordination of low TRL offshore renewable energy research in the Netherlands. It has the purpose to support a growing body of PhD level researchers to meet the future challenges within this sector. In order to meet the important fundamental research challenges posed by a rapid transition to carbon-free energy, facilitated to a large degree by offshore renewable energy sources.
PhD@Sea will provide a framework for:
- The Dutch National Doctoral College in Offshore Renewable Energy
- Develop and promote a network of outstanding researchers in the field of offshore renewables
- Develop a low-TRL research agenda on offshore renewable energy that is supported by the Dutch Academic community
- Initiate joint research projects in the field of offshore renewables
- Organization of new PhD projects:
- Aiming to start at least 30 PhDs per year
- Requires commitment of government, academia and private partners
- Review existing roadmaps, e.g.
- ‘Long-Term Research Challenges in Wind Energy’ by the EAWE
- National Roadmaps: TKI WOZ research agenda
- DUWIND research program
- Develop and maintain a joint low-TRL research agenda with Academia (and partners)
Our activities for 2018
- Undertake review of all existing PhD research on offshore renewables nationally
- Joint workshop involving Academia and partners
- Agree Terms of Reference for DC
- Establish draft plan of activities for next 5 years
- Set up working group to determine strategic PhD research priorities for next 5 years
- Announce national PhD conference on offshore renewable energy
- WindDays 2018: Side event and session on the long-term R&D agenda
Do you want to become a member of PhD@sea? You can send an email to Stefanie Nuhn of the TU Delft.