New faces of STC
Published on 23/03/2023
Implemented since 2018
In 2018, when France Energies Marines moved from calls for projects to the so-called annual R&D consolidation, we had to find an alternative to the review of our projects by experts from the National Research Agency. An international Scientific & Technological Committee (STC) was then set up.
Valuable advisory opinion and wise recommendations
This Committee is made up of independent experts whose mission is to critically review our roadmap and to make recommendations for the improvement of R&D projects carried out by our Institute. On this last point, they are invited to judge the scientific quality of the subjects dealt with and the consortia set up, as well as the proper allocation of human and financial resources. The advisory opinion they give is forwarded to the Institute’s Board of Directors, which selects the projects selected.
Internationally renowned experts
Our STC experts are chosen for their experience in the industrial field and/or in applied R&D projects. They are references in their field of competence who work in prestigious foreign institutes. They thus have a good idea of the impact of our work on the expectations of those involved in the marine renewable energy sector. The members of the Committee have just been renewed because their investment in supporting the Institute is strong and we must not always mobilise the same people.
Composition of the new STC
- Site characterisation
- Deborah Greaves – Professor in Ocean Engineering, University of Plymouth
- Xiaoli Guo Larsén – Senior Scientist in Resource Assessment and Meteorology, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
- Systems design and farm optimisation
- Erin Bachynski-Polić – Professor in Design and Analysis of Offshore Renewable Energy Devices, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
- Emmanuel Branlard – Researcher on Multiphysics Modelling of Wind Turbines, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
- Hannele Holttinen – Energy System Integration Expert, Recognis
- Thomas Michel Sauder – Senior Research Scientist in Cyber-physical Testing and Applications to Marine Technology, Sintef
- Environmental integration
- Claire Haggett – Senior lecturer in Environmental Sociology, University of Edinburgh
- Lenaïg Hemery – Marine Benthic Ecologist, Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL)
Photo credits: Fill/Pixabay, University of Plymouth, DTU, NTNU, NREL, Recognis, Sintef, University of Edinburgh, PNNL