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Training School "Wave Energy Assessment and Applications" Athens, Greece 16/03/2020-20/03/2020

Canceled due TO COVID19 measures 


Wave Energy Assessment and Applications

The Training School will include various topics related with wave energy assessment, devices and technologies. The seminar will be divided in three distinct thematic sessions, namely: 1) wave energy assessment, 2) wave energy devices and technologies and 3) potential environmental effects of wave energy converters and arrays.


Training School Content

The Training School is planned for 5 days, with five hours of training per day;

Day 1

March 16, Starting time: 9:00

  • An introduction to the wave measurement devices and techniques.

  • Global wave data sources.

  • Introduction to numerical wave modelling in offshore and coastal (shallow water) areas.

Day 2

March 17

  • Description and modelling of wave climate

  • Estimation of design (extreme) waves: Methods, effects of wave directionality, multivariate extremes

Day 3

March 18

  • Wave energy converters and technologies, including offshore and on-shore technologies/ devices

  • Comparative evaluation of WECs.

Day 4

March 19

  • Innovative designs of hybrid wind – wave energy systems.

  • Introduction to the main principles of the hydrodynamic analysis of wave energy devices and arrays.

Day 5

March 20, Ending time: 17:00

  • Environmental effects of wave energy devices and systems according to the specific device type/technology and the area of interest.

Training School Tutors

  • Prof. Spyridon Mavrakos, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece

  • Dr Takvor Soukissian, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece

  • Prof. Kostas Belibassakis, National Technical University of Athens,

  • Prof. Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou, National Technical University of Athens

  • Assc. Prof. Eva Loukogeorgaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Prof. Eugen Rusu, Universitatea Dunarea de Jos Galati


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Argyroupolis building)

Vouliagmenis Avenue 576A,

16452 Argyroupoli, Athens, Greece

Google maps link here.

Funding Application Details

Applicants are invited to apply for a WECANet Training School Grant of 500€ towards travel and subsistence cost incurred to attend the School. Early Stage Researchers and PhD students in wave energy are eligible to apply for a Grant as trainee in order to participate to
the WECANet Training School.

Eligible Trainees are:

  • Trainees from COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Member

  • Trainees from Approved NNC Institutions

  • Trainees from Approved European RTD Organisations.

The criteria for COST Action support can be found on the COST Action Vademecum. Any costs over 500€ must be covered by the applicant. The Grant will be award after verified attendance at the course. A total of 5 WECANet Training School Grants are available to support attendance of this Training School.

Applications for Training School Grants

Applications for the WECANet Training School on Wave Energy Assessment and Applications and for the relevant Grant are closed.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications to be submitted: 10 February 2020
Notification of funding application outcome: 15th February 2020
Training School: 16th-20th March 2020

More information on the application procedure in the pdf below.

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