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Call for participants to workshop on: Multidisciplinary Issues for Wind Power in Cold Climates

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Venue: Mianyang, China
Price: Apply for a full funded place using the application form below

Call for participants to workshop on: Multidisciplinary Issues for Wind Power in Cold Climates

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council together with Kingston University (UK) and the China Aerodynamic Research and Development Centre (CARDC), will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Mianyang, China between 15–17 August 2016.

The workshop is being coordinated by Kingston University and CARDC, and will have contributions from other leading researchers. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Please download and fill the application form and send it to before the extended deadline of Friday 3 June 2016.

Workshop details

In cold weather conditions, ice formation on wind turbine blades can reduce power generation efficiency by as much as 20 per cent. Over the next few years, vast amounts of investment will be made in wind energy technologies in China. Therefore, it is a critical time to develop novel solutions to address the issues of operating wind turbines in cold environments.

This workshop will support economic development and social welfare by providing an opportunity for researchers to disseminate technology innovations, trends in research and development, and share knowledge on the lessons learnt regarding the operation of wind turbine technologies in cold conditions in China, the UK and elsewhere. This workshop will also foster the development of an interdisciplinary network of leading and early-career researchers who share a passion for tacking the global challenges regarding renewable energy technologies.

The workshop will take place over three days at the China Aerodynamic Research and Development Centre (CARDC) and will be led by Kingston University in the UK, together with the CARDC, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) and Shantou University. Relevant stakeholders and potential users include Goldwind Science & Technology Ltd and Zhejiang Windey Ltd.

The workshop is for around 50 researchers to get together and discuss the topic, networking and developing bids for future projects, as well as an exchange of academic knowledge.

Around 17 UK early career researchers will have the opportunity to travel to China for the workshop, funded by this British Council award.  Successful candidates will be selected by a committee at the lead Institution and be informed of their sponsorship as soon as possible.

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Researcher links
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For further information about this event:

Contact: Neil West


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