Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO320: The Reef | Training Lab Blue Energy for offshore wind employees using immersive technologies

Laure Martroye, Project Manager Blue Economy, POM West Flanders


We like to share our experience in the development and exploitation of The Reef; a Digital Training Lab Blue Energy. This lab serves as a platform for(future) offshore wind employees to enhance their digital and technical skills. During our pitch, we will emphasize the significance of investing in training infrastructure using immersive technologies, which transforms the offshore wind environment into an easy accessible learning environment. The Digital Training Lab is situated in Ostend, the thriving hub of the offshore wind development in Belgium. The lab's exploitation is a collaborative efford involvingfour Belgian knowledge institutions, each with distinct focuses within their educational offerings and target demographics.. This diverse range of training options, along with the broad audience that can be reached, will stimulate the influx of well-trained employees into the ORE* business. The learning content is developed through international collaborations, fostering close relationships with other European educational institutes and the international offshore wind industry. The underlying business model addresses the following pressing needs: - Understanding the emerging green job profiles in the ORE sector - Upscaling, re-skilling and designing new teaching and training programs to align with industry demands; - Creating new business models and fostering improved private-public cooperation between educational training providers and the industry. This includes establishing sustainable business models with a focus on infrastructure for innovative learning environments such as, work-based learning environments. - Meeting the urgent demand for international cooperation among educational providers * ORE: offshore renewable energy

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