Call for Papers - Global Offshore Wind 2019

Submission Guidelines


Global Offshore Wind 2019 will be the largest offshore wind event, showcasing the new growth opportunities and innovation in offshore wind across the globe.

The UK remains the largest global market for offshore wind and new auctions in 2019 will set the UK on track to at least 30GW by 2030. Growth in key international markets, driven by cost reduction and technical innovation, will be at the heart of Global Offshore Wind 2019.

Our aim is to bring the world to London in 2019 and this abstract process is your chance to be in front of this global audience. We are looking for inspiring experts from across our sector able to speak authoritively about People, Innovation and Technology, Project Delivery and Market Developments. We aim to ensure that, where possible, we deliver panels which represent our sector. Panels which are gender-balanced, diverse, and supported by companies.

Papers can be submitted on the following topics:

Paper Topics


People are at the heart of everything our industry does. We want to hear how the industry is innovating to deliver continuous improvement for the welfare of our people, working across the full spectrum of industry activities, identifying risk, keeping them safe, secure, and healthy.

Our people are skilled, diverse, and motivated. If you can present your innovations for improving skills and increasing diversity in your workforce, and explain how this has assisted improved business outcomes, we want to hear from you.

Global Offshore Wind is looking at our people globally and we want to hear about how the industry supports our mobile workforces to transfer their skills, knowledge, and expertise across borders, and the differences in working practices around the world.

  • Looking after our workforce: safety, wellbeing, health
  • Training our people: diversity, skills
  • Local to global workforce: HR issues for our local and global employees; cross border and regional issues

Innovation and Technology

Are you up to speed on technology trends and disruptions that could challenge the norm? We want to hear from speakers across the supply chain as well as R&D centres on upcoming technology trends. If you have data on LCOE reductions achieved and can quantify cost reduction that you helped deliver, this will make your abstract particularly strong. We know our delegates are particularly excited about turbine innovation and how scaling up our technology can deliver LCOE reductions.

1. Power to x, decentralised opportunities; gas to wire/wire to gas; green hydrogen

2. Floating; a mainstream component of offshore wind? Topics for consideration:

a. Technical issues
b. Commercial considerations
d. Project delivery

3. Offshore wind turbines; tomorrow’s world; new turbine technology- can these become reality?

Project Delivery

Do you have expertise on financing, construction, delivery and operation of offshore wind farms? As an industry we are constantly learning, using our experience in the design, delivery, management and monitoring of projects to make improvements across the supply chain to minimise life cycle costs and risk over the lifetime of a project.

We are looking for abstracts on real-life lessons learned and good practice in the field, with an emphasis on the rationale behind implementing particular engineering, logistical and technological solutions during the construction and operational phase of a project. 

We will use this theme to explore how our sector is making a difference in the places we work out of? What difference has your company or project made to where you work?

Our industry is putting down roots across the UK and beyond and making a difference to the lives of many people. As part of your submission, please make sure you tell us how you are making a difference.

• Planning & consenting- removing barriers collaboratively
International learnings to overcome barriers including environmental impacts, aviation risk; impacts on birds and marine mammals; co-existence with other industries; local communities

• From construction and beyond
Lessons learned, key considerations for end of life planning, repower or decommission?

• O&M- applying the benefits of the digital economy into our strategies
Big data; data management; robotics; AI; autonomy and automation

Market Developments

These sessions are to update industry about key global markets. Experts will provide analysis of different market support mechanisms and consenting regimes. We want speakers who can share a strong understanding of each key market as a business opportunity, with insight on speed and scale of development. As part of the programme, we will be exploring what Brexit could mean for our sector, so if you want to explore the UK’s future place in the world after Brexit, then let us know when you submit.

• Blueprints for future markets:  risk and investment considerations when moving into new markets.
• Finance including key bankability drivers, investment readiness factors, investment models and risk perception


Please email if you have an asbtract you wish to sumbit.