AN expert with the Cork-based company that specialises in the provision of investigation services for offshore wind-farms has addressed a prestigious exploration and sustainability conference in the US.
Jared Peters, the head of offshore specialists Green Rebels marine division, has shared their techniques for mapping and identifying areas of the seabed suitable for wind farms with other sectoral experts from across the globe at the bi-annual . Oceanology International Americas conference in San Diego.
The three-day event is aimed at those involved in exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways.
Guest speakers included experts from the United States and German, including leaders in the field of unmanned submersibles, a former hydrographer from the US Navy and a research associate from the institute for wind energy systems in Bremerhaven.
Green Rebel which won the Emerging Cork Company of the Year award at the 2022 Cork Chamber Awards, has a team more than 80 scientists, chemists, engineers, ecologists, vessel crew and business practitioners across multiple locations in Cork and Limerick.
It offers offshore wind developers an end-to-end set of data services that extend from acquisition, processing, interpretations and reporting, with their fleet of purpose-built vessels, aircraft, floating LiDAR buoys and in-house team of scientists and industry experts.
The company recently carried out a bespoke multi-sensor, multi-client, campaign for offshore wind energy – one of the first of its kind in the world.
In his presentation to delegates at the US conference, Mr Peters spoke about how Green Rebels approach to geophysical surveys is helping to speed up and streamline offshore renewable energy initiatives.
“We were delighted to be asked to share our experiences at such a significant global event. We believe that multi-client surveys are the way forward, meaning the data will be readily available for developers to use. This approach reduces the environmental impact, reduces emissions as well as avoiding any potential disruption for other marine users,” said Mr Peters.
We’re committed to working with and around the communities who make a living from the sea and have also successfully located lost fishing gear. Other benefits include accelerating development time-lines, reducing costs for developers and the potential to share data for academic research purposes,” he added.
Sinead Ahern, Wed, 16 February, 2023
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