Call for Papers


Following the 1GW by 2030 floating target announced in the autumn of 2020, and the separate inclusion of floating wind in future CfD rounds, the UK market is forging ahead to try and capture a global advantage in floating wind deployment.

With the UK being the world leader in floating wind and the host of COP26, #FOW21, is the must attend event for the floating and offshore sector. Expect thought-provoking discussions from expert speakers, and discover cutting-edge technologies revolutionising the energy transition.

Floating Offshore Wind 2021 will bring together the key policy makers, developers, stakeholders, and supply chain to Aberdeen, 15 – 16 September for an engaging, hybrid conference and exhibition.

This year the programme will:

Showcase new projects and initiatives combining floating wind energy transition technologies

Highlight the investment and innovation in the UK supply chain

Capture progress and new market opportunities from around the world

Focus on the remaining technical and consenting challenges

Therefore, we are excited to launch our call for papers for Floating Offshore Wind 2021. This year to scope the newest and cutting-edge technology we are calling for papers on the specific topic outlined below to be part of the conference programme.

Submissions Topic:

Floating wind and the energy transition

  • Case studies
  • Cost reduction technology 
  • Routes to market

Please note we will only be accepting 3 successful papers to present.

We encourage a diverse selection of speakers to put themselevs forward for this opportunity. We want to best represent the industry and showcase all the talent this secor has to offer.

Submission Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines below when submitting papers for review.

1. Word limit. Please supply an abstract title and 200-word summary of your presentation.

2. Presentation length. Presentations should be roughly 15 minutes long. Slides are optional.

3. Please complete all details outlined on the Oxford Abstracts form. Incomplete submissions may not be used.

4. Please supply the speaker biography of no more than 100 words. This should also include full name, job title and company.

5. We are looking for new, ‘state of the art’ knowledge, innovation, insight, strong views, and content.

6. The submission should be targeted for a ‘mixed ability’ conference audience. Some delegates will know their specialist subject very well, others less so. However, we encourage submissions to be controversial and informed.

7. If your abstract were to be accepted, we will provide further information in due course on when and how your submission will be incorporated onto the programme.

8. Your submission will be reviewed by RUK & SR team members and Event partner nominees’.

9. Please note information within the submission will not be published in any conference programme and acts as support material to your abstract. This content will only be read by the event partner panel who are selecting the successful submissions

10. Your submission should be a general summary of what you want to present and submitted in paragraph form.

11. All content should be written in third person narrative (no ‘I’ or ‘you’).

Important Dates:

 Wednesday 3 March 2021: Call for papers opens

 Friday 19 March 2021: Deadline for submission

 Monday 22 March - Friday 9 April 2021: Expected notification of submissions

Wednesday 5 May 2021: Full programme launch 

15 – 16 September 2021: Floating Offshore Wind 2021

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