OPIN Masterclass : Environmental Impact and Monitoring

Online, 09:00-10:00 (BST) / 10:00:11:00 (CEST)

3 May 2022

The aim of this Masterclass – organized by the Dutch Marine Energy Centre - is to help OPIN members and all those involved in the offshore renewable market get a better understanding of environmental monitoring and the impact of deploying (large-scale) offshore renewable energy devices.

Experts from the organisations WavEC and INESC TEC – partners in the Horizon project EU-SCORES – will give insight into the components that environmental monitoring should consist of and how sensors and robotic systems can be used. Both organisations tap from a comprehensive range of environmental services, combining years of experience and know-how at the laboratory and in the open sea and through research and technological development.


Bluespring – Lead partner in the Interreg ENCORE project – compiled their knowhow and experience in oper water environmental monitoring into an authoritative and richly illustrated online course, created together with e-learning experts DEFTIQ. This course is part of 8 stand-alone online courses about the emerging offshore renewable energy (ORE) sector. Peter will dive with you into a case study taken from the Tocardo tidal power plant in the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier.



10:00 – 10:05 Introduction to OPIN by Yuki Esser from DMEC

10:05 – 10:20 E-learning course on Environmental Impact by Peter Scheijgrond from Bluespring 

10:20 – 10:35 Environmental monitoring of Offshore Renewable Energy by Pedro Vinagre from WavEC 

10:35 – 10:50 Sensors and robotics for environmental monitoring by Carlos Pinho from INESC TEC

10:50 – 11:00 Q&A


This event is open to OPIN members. If your organisation is not listed here, please fill out the following Membership Form. OPIN registration is quick, free and gives access to an international network of more than 500 members and activities dedicated to offshore renewable energy.

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