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Session chairs

Session chair Organisation Session title
Business & Policy Track
Steve Sawyer GWEC – Global Wind Energy Council UN climate talks: get on board to boost business
Jacki Buist Windpower Monthly, United Kingdom Industry leaders’ debate: What are you doing to get back to business?
Martí Saballs Expansión, Spain True or false? Testing the wind sector’s claims
Henning Kruse Siemens Wind Power and TPWind Chairperson Launch of TPWind Strategic Research Agenda
Robert Hornung CanWEA – Canadian Wind Energy Association Outside the box: finding new growth opportunities
Hardware Technology Track
Ole Kjaer DNV GL Renewables Certification, Denmark Advanced rotor technologies
Steffen Haslev Sorensen RCA Engineering, Denmark Advanced drive trains technologies
Bjoern Andresen Siemens Wind Power, Denmark Advanced electrical systems: From megabyte to megawatt
Jose Luis Sevillano Izarra GES, Spain On- and off-shore installation technologies
Luis Polo AEE – Spanish Wind Energy Association, Spain Storage & grid integration
Hans-Gerd Busmann Fraunhofer Institut fuer Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik – IWES, Germany Materials: Challenges and potentials
Resource Assessment
Wiebke Langreder Wind Solutions, Denmark Optimising measurement strategies to maximise project value
Peter Stuart RES Ltd, UK Real world power curves: A new era for wind resource assessments?
Saskia Honhoff GE Energy, Germany Wind turbine noise: How to avoid disturbing the neighbours
Sonia Lileo Kjeller Vindteknikk AS, Sweden Wind speed predictions: Are we at the limit of our knowledge or can we improve?
Peter Clive SgurrEnergy Ltd, UK Remote sensing: From toys to tools?
Lars Landberg DNV GL Energy (Garrad Hassan), Denmark Wakes: Do we need different models for onshore and offshore wind farms?
Pep Moreno Vortex, Spain The model chain: First steps towards tomorrow’s technology
Miguel Ezpeleta Acciona Energia, Spain Forecasting: Maximizing grid deliverability and leading your business processes to profitability
Science & Research
Jakob Mann DTU Wind Energy, Danmark Aspects for offshore and complex terrain
Joachim Peinke Uni OldenburgGermany How does the wind blow behind wind turbines and in wind farms?
Alvaro Cuerva Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Aerodynamics and rotor design
William Leithead University of StrathclydeUK Advanced control concepts
Feargal Brennan Cranfield University, UK Whole-life foundation and structure integrity
Denis Matha University of Stuttgart, Germany Floating wind turbines
Stavros Papathanassiou National Technical University of Athens, Greece Electrical aspects and grid integration
Emilio Gomez-Lazaro Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha – Renewable Innovative concepts for drive train components
Zsolt Viharos Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary Advanced operation & maintenance