Offshore Wind

Five articles by ASCC researchers were published in May

UMaine research brings sustainable packaging hands-on activity to middle school curriculums A recent publication by Bangor, Maine middle school teacher & UMaine alum, Tracy N. Vassiliev, and University of Maine researchers, Dr. Douglas J. Gardner and Dr. David J. Neivandt was published in Science Activities on May 21, 2024. This article explores an innovative way […]

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UMaine announces floating offshore wind partnership with UK’s ORE Catapult, Innovate UK and NREL to advance US supply chains

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) announced a new partnership with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Innovate UK along with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).   Up to five U.K. companies will be chosen to receive between £300,000 and £500,000 in grant funding to engage with the ASCC and […]

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Forecasting the Future: Rudy Alkarem’s Award-Winning Research on Predictive Digital Twins in Renewable Energy

Yuksel “Rudy” Alkarem, a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the ASCC, has won the Best Poster award at WindEurope’s Annual Event for his research; “On Building Predictive Digital Twin Incorporating Wave Predicting Capabilities: Case Study on UMaine Experimental Campaign – FOCAL,”. Alkarem, as well as researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, […]

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Bangor Daily News shares an opinion letter featuring ASCC Floating Wind Tech

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion letter titled, “Maine can be a clean energy leader with offshore wind” featuring the University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Floating Offshore Wind Technology with a photo of the ASCC’s Founding Executive Director, Dr. Habib Dagher, in the Alfond W2 Wind/Wave Tank. “The floating offshore […]

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Registration is OPEN for the Windstorm Challenge held on May 10, 2024!

Are you ready for the 2024 Windstorm Challenge? If you aren’t, then gear up!  The Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Windstorm Challenge engages middle and high school students to work on a fun, hands-on engineering project. After completing renewable energy and floating offshore wind curriculums in their classrooms, students build and test their own […]

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ASCC and NREL researchers experiment on turbine control strategies

A publication by UMaine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Matthew Fowler, Eben Lenfest, Anthony Viselli, Andrew Goupee, and Richard Kimball, along with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Lu Wang, Roger Bergua, Amy Robertson, Alan Wright, and Daniel Zalkind has been published in Applied Energy. The article titled “Experimental investigation of advanced turbine […]

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ASCC’s Offshore Wind Program highlighted in Bangor Daily News

A recent Bangor Daily News Article explores some of the biggest challenges facing the global Offshore Wind and the Floating Offshore Wind Industry in Maine.  Annually, the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) hosts the American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat), bringing industry experts, offshore wind professionals, and offshore wind researchers […]

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Save the date for AFloat 2024!

The Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) has announced the 2024 dates for the American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat 2024)!  AFloat 2024 is scheduled for September 24-25, 2024, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Join us for the special event where floating offshore wind researchers, specialists, engineers, and leaders […]

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Aegir takes a deep dive into the ASCC’s global offshore wind contributions

Aegir Insights took a deep dive into the University of Maine’s involvement in developing the floating offshore wind industry in their latest article, highlighting the Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s (ASCC) offshore engineering research and VolturnUS technology. This Aegir article dives into the future commercialization of floating offshore wind, what that may look like, the […]

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Three takeaways from AFloat 2023 highlighted in Workboat article

A recent article from Workboat discussed the American Floating Offshore Wind Technical Summit (AFloat), and the three largest takeaways from the 2023 AFloat conference. AFloat is the annual conference where offshore wind developers, researchers and industry leaders come together to discuss the future of floating offshore wind technology and applications.  View the complete 2023 AFloat […]

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