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ECS_SS4 | HYBRID SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL AND OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS IN A CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE


Theme:
Estuaries, Coasts and Seas (ECS)

Short description on the session:
This special session aims at covering key knowledge gaps on the topic of hybridisation in coastal and offshore applications. This entails hybrid technologies and systems related to marine renewable energy exploitation in both coastal and offshore areas, as well as integrating green and grey infrastructure to improve adaptation and enhance resilience to climate risks. Papers combining concepts to harvest marine renewable energy through different working principles (e.g., OWC and overtopping) or multiple energy sources (e.g., wave, tidal, offshore wind and solar) or multi-purpose infrastructures (e.g., energy islands) are welcome. Furthermore, contributions focusing on increasing the use of marine renewable energy in different marine activities and infrastructure (e.g., in aquaculture, harbours and ports infrastructures, oil and gas sector, vessels and other multifunctional platforms and structures) are also welcomed. Finally, topics related to creating next-generation infrastructure that harness the power of ecosystem-based approaches (e.g., living breakwaters, wetland development, horizontal dikes) to reducing risks from disasters and making coastal and offshore structures resilient, all the while restoring the marine ecosystem.  

This session encourages contributions on the following research topics:
  • Physical and/or Numerical modelling on combined marine energy harvesting systems (e.g. solar and wave energy, offshore wind and wave energy) and ecosystem-based approaches for reducing coastal risks and enhancing resilience;
  • Physical and/or Numerical modelling of novel technologies combining different working principles (i.e., multiple power take-off systems);
  • Studies on the applicability and performance of hybrid systems and technologies combined with marine or coastal infrastructures, including marine energy technologies and green-grey solutions to promote coastal safety and the reduction of coastal risks (e.g., coastal defence structures, ports, oil and gas platforms, coupling of marine energy converters with marine foundations, aquaculture facilities, offshore equipment for multiple purposes, such as monitoring, marine activities decarbonization);
  • Physical and/or Numerical modelling of innovative technologies or materials for use in green and grey infrastructure;   
  • Large scale testing and pilot demonstrators of hybrid solutions for coastal and offshore applications;
  • Marine energy potential studies for multiple combined energy sources (e.g., offshore wind and wave, solar PV and wave) and studies related to marine extreme events that may govern coastal and offshore infrastructures design in a climate change context;
  • Technical studies on energy harvesting and generation that demonstrate the risk optimization and cost sharing for hybrid technologies and marine systems.
  • Lessons-learned on how hybridization of engineered structures contributed to improve coastal and offshore activities and asset management and reliance under climate change;
  • Other contributions aligned with the topics addressed in this special session.
The best papers of the present session can be selected and invited to submit a full article in a special issue of Renewable Energy (Elsevier) or in the Proc. of ICE in Maritime Engineering (ICE).





Conveners: 
Francisco TAVEIRA-PINTO, Full Professor at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and Group Coordinator at CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: fpinto@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 22 508 1955

Paulo ROSA-SANTOS, Associate Professor with Habilitation at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and Group Co-coordinator at CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: pjrsantos@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 225081965

Tiago FAZERES-FERRADOSA, Senior Research Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and R&D sub-unit responsible at CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: tferradosa@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 919389590

Luciana  DAS NEVES, Professor at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and R&D sub-unit responsible at CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: lpneves@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 22508 1955

Rui FIGUEIREDO, Senior Research Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: ruifig@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 22508 1955

Victor RAMOS, Senior Research Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email: jvrc@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 22508 1955

Gianmaria GIANNINI, Senior Research Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto and CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Email : gianmaria@fe.up.pt, Phone: +351 22508 1955


Useful information: 
Duration of session:
2 hours
Duration of oral presentation: 15 minutes (12 presentation + 3 discussion)
Total number of presentations: 6 - 8
Length of abstract: 2 pages, following the template of the Congress
Special issue on a journal: Yes, by the Convener; it can be supported by the Organizing Committee