Outreach Events


CCP-WSI organise outreach activities for the general public such as:

  • taking part in locally arranged public lectures
  • developing teaching materials for school visits and workshops
  • running workshops and seminars for local school teachers

Below is a list of the CCP-WSI Outreach and Engagement Events since the beginning of the project. Conferences, workshops, outreach events, funding successes, linked project meetings etc. are all included!

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CCP-WSI Outreach and Engagement Events

15-18 Aug 2019 Green Man Festival 2019, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. The CCP-WSI joined some of the world's top research organisations in Einstein's Garden providing hands-on demonstrations of offshore renewable energy devices in our miniature wave tank.
19 July 2019 1st CCP-WSI Hackathon application call opens
5-12 July 2019 Visiting researcher Eirini Katsidoniotaki (Uppsala University, Sweden) hosted by the University of Plymouth supported by the CCP-WSI and PRIMaRE.
3-4 July 2019 PRIMaRE2019, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives.
  • CCP-WSI-related research presented.
16-21 June. 2019 ISOPE2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 3
  • 2 sessions hosted/chaired by CCP-WSI partners .
  • 10 contributions to the conference proceedings technical program.
9 May 2019 7th ARCHER Champions Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives.
8-9 Apr 2019 Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, UK
  • CCP-WSI related research into floating tidal energy devices presented.
6 Feb 2019 Webinar on the CCP-WSI/Software Outlook Embedded CSE (eCSE) support project (eCSE12-08) entitled ‘Developing Dynamic Load Balancing library for wsiFoam’ host by ARCHER.
22-26 Jan. 2019 The University of Plymouth’s Research Festival 2018, Plymouth.
  • Supported by CCP-WSI representatives.
22nd Jan. 2019 Supergen ORE Annual Assembly, University of Plymouth.
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives
  • CCP-WSI poster presentation
21st Jan. 2019 Supergen ORE Early Career researcher (ECR) Forum, University of Plymouth
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives
  • CCP-WSI poster presentation
17th Jan. 2019 115th meeting of SUTGEF, City, University of London.
  • Contributed to and attended by the majority of the CCP-WSI partners.
7-8 Nov. 2018 4th Airbus/Ariane Sloshing Symposium, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives
  • CCP-WSI Project presented as part of the proceedings of the workshop
1st Nov. 2018 EPSRC project (EP/S011862/1) begins
  • Dr Zhihua Ma (MMU) has been awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award entitled "High-fidelity Simulation of Air Entrainment in Breaking Wave Impacts" with support from the CCP-WSI.
8-10 Oct. 2018 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented.
30th Sept. 2018 CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 2 & 3 data release
20-23 Sept. 2018 New Scientist Live, ExCeL London
  • award-winning, mind-blowing festival of ideas and discoveries for everyone curious about science and why it matters. The CCP-WSI project was exhibited along with more than 140 speakers and 100 exhibitors in one venue to create an unrivalled atmosphere and energy, packed with thought-provoking talks, ground-breaking discoveries, interactive experiences, workshops and performances.
17th Sept. 2018 2nd CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop, University of Exeter
  • 3 presentations from experts in sloshing phenomena (Airbus, Ariane and City University) and attended by 22 delegates
16-20 July 2018 1st CCP-WSI Pilot Study, COAST Laboratory, University of Plymouth.
  • a series of experiments using particle image velocimetry (PIV), undertaken in the COAST Laboratory in collaboration with Maynooth University.
5-6 July 2018 5th PRIMaRE Conference, Bristol, UK
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
14th June 2018 CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1 Showcase Event (part of the 28th ISOPE Conference, Sapporo, Japan).
  • CCP-WSI hosts 3 sessions at ISOPE 2018 with 11 presentations from a group of 13 international academic and industrial participants.
  • Dr Shiqiang Yan won the ‘Session Organizer Award (CNOOC-CSL Prize)’ for initiating the CCP-WSI Sessions.
11-15 June 2018 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6)/7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7), Glasgow, Scotland.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
25th May 2018 2nd CCP-WSI Training Event (Introduction to programming in OpenFOAM), RAL
  • 20 participants attended and 94% of those who gave feedback indicating they would attend future CCP-WSI training events.
24th May 2018 2nd CCP-WSI Repository Workshop, RAL
  • 20 participants attended and 94% of those who gave feedback indicating they would attend future CCP-WSI training events.
25th Apr. 2018 5th ARCHER Champions Workshop, Manchester
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives
24th Apr. 2018 SSI/EPSRC ‘Workshop: Impact of international collaborations in research software’, Manchester
  • Attended by E. Ransley (PDRA on the CCP-WSI) and C. Jones (CCP-WSI Co-I).
  • CCP-WSI Poster presented at the event
  • E. Ransley selected as a panel member to discuss ‘The future of research software collaboration’
23rd Apr. 2018 CCP-WSI Code Repository moves to GitHub.com
7th Mar. 2018 Sustainable Software Institute (SSI)/JISC ‘Software Deposit and Preservation 7th Mar. 2018Policy and Planning Workshop’, London.
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representatives
1st Jan. 2018 CCP-WSI/Software Outlook Embedded CSE Project (eCSE12-08) begins.
  • Collaborative project between the CCP-WSI and Software Outlook projects.
29th Nov. 2017 CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1 data release
  • >15 international institutions agreed to participate.
6th Nov. 2017 Modular Tide Generators Limited Project (iUK103499) Kick-off Meeting, University of Plymouth.
  • Linked project with support from the CCP-WSI, attended by CCP-WSI members
2-3 Nov. 2017 Supergen ORE Challenge Workshop (Transformation of the ORE system), University of Plymouth
  • CCP-WSI representatives contributed to the community effort to address the significant technical, environmental and interdisciplinary challenges in ORE.
25th Oct. 2017 SIG-WSI Kick-off Meeting, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 26 attendees from both academia and industry present
16-17 Oct. 2017 Supergen ORE Challenge Workshop (Wind), London.
  • CCP-WSI representatives contributed to the community effort to address the significant technical, environmental and interdisciplinary challenges in ORE.
12-13 Oct. 2017 Supergen ORE Challenge Workshop (Marine), London.
  • CCP-WSI representatives contributed to the community effort to address the significant technical, environmental and interdisciplinary challenges in ORE.
16th Sept. 2017 Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Cardboard Boat Race 2017 (supported by Plymouth and Devon Schools Sailing Association) (part of the Ocean City Festival 2017), Plymouth.
  • CCP-WSI funded demonstration tank and support from CCP-WSI representatives
30th Aug. 2017 INORE/Supergen ORE/MaREI Workshop, Cork, Ireland.
  • CCP-WSI representatives contributed to the early career researcher (ECR) Perspective on the future of ORE research.
29th Aug. 2017 CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 2 Introductory Event (side event at the 12th EWTEC in Cork, Ireland).
  • CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 2 Introductory Event (side event at the 12th EWTEC in Cork, Ireland).
27 Aug.-1 Sep. ’17 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), Cork, Ireland.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
27th July 2017 1st CCP-WSI Code Developers’ Workshop (as part of the Community Day at the 12th OpenFOAM Workshop), University of Exeter.
  • 1st CCP-WSI Code Developers’ Workshop (as part of the Community Day at the 12th OpenFOAM Workshop), University of Exeter.
7th July 2017 Supergen ORE (EP/R010765/1) Initial Engagement Event (side event of the 4th PRIMaRE Conference), Southampton.
  • Supergen ORE (EP/R010765/1) Initial Engagement Event (side event of the 4th PRIMaRE Conference), Southampton.
6-7 Jul. 2017 4th PRIMaRE Conference, University of Southampton
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented.
3rd July 2017 Headstart program, University of Plymouth.
  • the CCP-WSI contributed to this national program providing an opportunity for A-Level students to experience how we meet the challenges of providing infrastructure for society through civil and coastal engineering.
28th Jun. 2017 27th ISOPE Conference, San Francisco, US
  • CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1 proposal presented to the ISOPE committee.
18th May 2017 School of Engineering Launch Event, University of Plymouth
  • CCP-WSI representatives attended
  • CCP-WSI Poster presented at the event
13-14 Mar. ’17 OES Task 10 Project meeting, Amsterdam
  • Attended by CCP-WSI representative
18th Jan. 2017 Members of the CCP-WSI successfully formed a Special Interest Group in Wave Structure Interaction (SIG-WSI) within the UK Fluids Network (UKFN) and the combined CCP-WSI and SIG-WSI Community Mailing List was formed
14th Nov. 2016 CCP-WSI members began participation in the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) (part of the International Energy Agency (IEA)) Task 10 on Verification and Validation of numerical models.
2nd Nov. 2016 STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted Lighthouses At the Mercy of imPulsive waves (STORMLAMP) Project Kick-off meeting, University of Exeter.
  • Linked project with support from the CCP-WSI, attended by CCP-WSI members.
IDRA, Bologna
  • CCP-WSI Project presented in a key note
24th Oct. 2016 EPSRC Software Workshop
  • Key CCP-WSI members attended and contributed to the workshop
6th Oct. 2016 1st CCP-WSI Training Event (Software Engineering Workshop) held, RAL
  • 15 attendees. The feedback was generally positive with everyone who completed the feedback survey finding the course useful (ranging from 3/5 to 5/5 where 5 was “very useful”).
12-14 Sept. ’16 2nd International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE), Glasgow.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
9th Sept. 2016 Key CCP-WSI personnel (E. Ransley) appointed as an ARCHER Champion.
5-6 Sept. 2016 2nd ARCHER Champion Workshop, Oxford
  • Key member of the CCP-WSI Project attended
14th July 2016 1st CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop, City University of London.
  • Over 50 national and international academics and industry experts attended to discuss the current status and main challenges faced by the WSI community.
5-6 July 2016 Headstart and Smallpiece Trust (Babcock International) courses, Plymouth
  • CCP-WSI Project introduced to participating A-Level students learning about how we meet the challenges of providing infrastructure for society through civil and coastal engineering.
5-6 July 2016 3rd Partnership for Research in Marine renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), University of Bath.
  • CCP-WSI Project presented as part of the conference proceedings
26 Jun.-2 Jul. ’16 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), Rhodes
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
17th Jun. 2016 Key CCP-WSI personnel (E. Ransley) joins the Software Outlook Project Working Group.
12-18 June ’16 10th European Symposium of the International Network for Offshore renewable Energy (INORE), Nantes, France.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
7-8 Apr. 2016 HPC-based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy (HPC-CORE) Workshop, Lancaster University
  • CCP-WSI Project formally presented as a key note in the workshop proceedings, generating a large amount of interest from the wider WSI community fostering a number of collaboration projects.
25-27 Apr. ’16 4th Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), Washington, D.C.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
18-19 Apr. ’16 4th OpenFOAM User Meeting (UK and Eire), Exeter
  • Key CCP-WSI personnel attended and officially presented the CCP-WSI Project as part of the workshop proceedings.
8th Apr. 2016 1st CCP-WSI Repository Workshop, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
  • CCP-WSI training event with 18 attendees from 8 different institutions/industry groups
21-22 Mar. ’16 5th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE 2016), University of Oxford.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented
A Zonal CFD Approach for Fully Nonlinear Simulations of Two Vessels in Launch and Recovery Operations Project Kick-off meeting, University of Exeter.
  • Linked project with support from the CCP-WSI, attended by CCP-WSI members.
15th Jan. 2016> The CCP-WSI Code Repository is established on CCPForge
15th Jan. 2016 CCP-WSI Website goes live
16th Dec. 2015 MTG Tidal Raft Platform Concept Project (iUK102217) 2nd Quarterly meeting, University of Plymouth
  • CCP-WSI Project Introduced to industry partners and CCP-WSI protocols adopted into the project
27th Nov. 2015 Supergen UKCMER Annual Assembly, Edinburgh.
  • The CCP-WSI project was well received and numerous connections were made with members of the wider WSI community wanting to engage with the project.
  • CCP-WSI Project acknowledged for supporting work presented.
18th Nov. 2015 106th Meeting of the Society for Under Water Technology’s Special Interest Group on Environmental Forces (SUTGEF), University of Oxford
  • 106th Meeting of the Society for Under Water Technology’s Special Interest Group on Environmental Forces (SUTGEF), University of Oxford
2-4 Nov. 2015 3rd OpenFOAM User Meeting (UK and Eire), Liverpool.
  • Key CCP-WSI personnel attended and disseminated information about the CCP-WSI Project
20th Oct. 2015 CCP-WSI Kick-off Meeting, University of Plymouth.
  • Official kick-off meeting of the CCP-WSI Project, attended by all project partners
19th Oct. 2015 Virtual Wave Structure Interaction (WSI) Simulation Environment Project (Software for the Future (SoFT)) (EP/K037889/1) progress meeting, University of Plymouth.
  • Attended by the majority of the CCP-WSI Project partners