2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE 2013)

Dates:  18th and 19th March 2013

Venue:  Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (LR2 Thom Building)

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE 2013) will be held in Oxford on the 18th and 19th of March 2013. Following the success of last year’s workshop, this year’s workshop aims to provide further opportunities for academics, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate research students to discuss technical (primarily fluid related) issues in tidal stream energy. The topics to be discussed include:

  - Device-scale problems (hydrodynamics, design, fluid-structure interaction etc.)
  - Array-scale problems (wake interaction, array optimisation, etc.)
  - Basin-scale problems (resource assessments, environmental impacts, etc.)
  - Novel experimental, computational and theoretical approaches for tidal energy research

Participants are asked to submit a two-page abstract in the format of the template provided by the organisers. Abstracts will be used for light reviewing as well as for organising themed sessions. We aim to make sure that all participants will be timetabled for oral presentations; however, depending on the number of abstracts submitted, we may also run poster sessions. All accepted abstracts (for both oral and poster sessions) will be uploaded on this website.



OTE 2013 Final Programme (PDF)



OTE 2013 Proceedings (PDF)  -  including 24 papers (21 for oral and 3 for poster presentation)


The workshop will be sponsored by the Oxford Martin School and we will be able to cover costs for university accommodation (for 1 night) for postgraduate students. We are also planning to provide a workshop banquet for all participants on the evening of the 18th March.


Important Dates:

Submission of two-page abstract:  15th February 2013  *** closed ***

Registration & university accommodation booking:  1st March 2013  *** closed ***

All participants are asked to register their intention to attend and (for postgraduate students) any requirement for university accommodation by emailing alison.may@eng.ox.ac.uk by the 1st March 2013.



Richard H. J. Willden (Chairman), University of Oxford
Takafumi Nishino (Co-Chairman), University of Oxford


Scientific Committee:

T. A. A. Adcock (Oxford)
G. T. Houlsby (Oxford)
I. Masters (Swansea)
T. Nishino (Oxford)
T. Stallard (Manchester)
P. K. Stansby (Manchester)
R. H. J. Willden (Oxford)


Further Information:

Please address any queries to the organisers Richard WilldenTakafumi Nishino or secretary Alison May.