Catrinus Jepma is professor of Energy and Sustainability at the University of Groningen. Prof. Jepma has long-term experience in lecturing and research. His field of expertise is energy policy and markets, environmental impact and policy issues, energy efficiency measures and energy technologies. He is listed as an author of more than fifty publications. Aside of his academic work, he guides policy makers and project developers in the field of for example renewable energy and alternative energy sources. Through his years of involvement as (coordinating) lead author of the IPCC, Prof. Jepma received a personalised certificate for his share in the Nobel Peace awarded to IPCC in 2007.
Giles Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope (formerly EWEA), a position he’s held since 2015. WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the whole value chain of onshore and offshore wind across Europe and has more than 400 members. It engages Governments and other stakeholders on policy and regulation. It organises industry exhibitions, conferences and workshops. And it coordinates publicly-funded R&D in wind. Dickson is also Chairman of the Advisory Council of ENTSO-E and a Visiting Professor at the Bucharest School of Economics.
Jan van der Tempel (CEO DOB & CEO Ampelmann): Jan is the co-founder and director of DOB-Academy. He is an expert on offshore wind support structures and innovations. He previously was head of the Offshore Engineering Department at TU Delft and the inventor and founder of Ampelmann.