Supporting & Complementary Assets/Infrastructure
(Labor and Workforce Development; Ports Infrastructure; Supply Chain Development- Project Development, Manufacturing/Assembly, Construction/Installation, Operations & Maintenance)
- Wind Resource
- Metocean design conditions
- Turbine technology
- Structures, safety, reliability
- Controls: turbine and wind plant
- Offshore wind energy
- Wind plant design
- Distributed wind power/hybrid power systems
- Social science
- Education/research: undergraduate – post doctoral
The accompanying papers were organized by the following scientific area leads:
- Julie Lundquist, University of Colorado Boulder: Wind resource
- James Edson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Metocean design conditions
- Caroline Draxl, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Metocean design conditions
- Todd Griffith, University of Texas Dallas: Turbine technology
- Sanjay Arwade University of Massachusetts Amherst: Structures, safety, reliability
- Rupp Carriveau, University of Windsor, Structures, safety, reliability
- Eric Simley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Controls
- David Schlipf, University of Flensburg: Controls
- Jason Jonkman National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Wind plant design
- Matt Churchfield, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Wakes
- Amy Robertson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Offshore wind energy
- Ian Baring-Gould, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Distributed wind power/hybrid power systems
- Bonnie Ram, University of Delaware: Social science
- Tom Acker, Norther Arizona University: Education
We would like to thank all of the scientific area leads and the many people who contributed to the success of the conference, particularly Jody Lally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who coordinated all the logistics.
James F. Manwell Chair, NAWEA WindTech 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paul Veers Chair, NAWEA WindTech 2019 National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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