The ocean space offers significant opportunities and challenges for the energy sector where increasing exploitation of both offshore oil and gas and renewable resources is expected to play a major part in global economy. The effective exploitation of these resources in the challenging marine environment is becoming increasingly viable through emerging and developing technologies where both strategic planning and development through optimum infrastructure design and smart lifecycle management are of major importance.

SmartEN-i activities include:

  • Offshore and coastal energy infrastructures for oil and gas (platforms, pipelines, risers, jetties, ports, etc)
  • Offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Energy storage
  • Energy policy
  • Energy management
  • Energy Economics
  • Design and optimization
  • Modelling and numerical analysis
  • Integrity management
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Sensors and signal processing
  • Data analytics
  • Smart proactive management
  • Safety, security, health & environment
  • Holistic asset management