On Thursday 11th of April the TU Delft Wind Energy Institute, led by AE Prof. Simon Watson, successfully organised the very first S-meeting. Over sixty scientists, students and people from industrial R&D gathered to listen to highlights in Future Wind Energy Concepts and share dinner together. Speakers came from TU Delft Aerospace Engineering and the University of Strathclyde. Andrew Garrad, co-founder of Garrad Hassan (now DNVGL) closed the series with his perception on the past , present and future of wind energy.
Acting as the scientific counterpart of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa’s industrial Q-meetings, the S-meetings are organised to bring researchers from all over the Netherlands together to share highlights in offshore renewables research and to offer a low-threshold platform for networking and sharing ideas. The S-meetings are introduced under the flag of the PhD@Sea consortium. The intention is to organise the event twice a year.