Masterclass in North Sea Energy

Over the coming decades, the North Sea will become the centre of the North West European energy system. A vision has been developed for the region to become the major European hub for offshore wind production while making optimal use of synergies with the existing offshore energy industry.

Highlights of this masterclass:

  • 3-day intensive course
  • Unique opportunity to become part of this new development at the heart of the energy transition.
  • Including the development of a business case and a social and networking programme which will put you into contact with other professionals working in all parts of the North Sea Energy value chain.

The programme has been developed in cooperation with DOB Academy, a well-known education centre for offshore energy professionals in Delft.


Key benefits of this North Sea Energy Masterclass

What's in it for you?

Upon completion of this Masterclass in North Sea Energy, you will be able to:

  • Identify options for smart combinations between sectors and countries
  • Get overview of future energy flows (offshore wind, oil, gas, hydrogen, power-to-gas)
  • Understand system integration technologies (e.g. offshore wind with power-to-gas)
  • Recognise new international and intersectoral business models
  • Understand regulatory challenges


Which topics are addressed during this North Sea Energy training course?

  • History of North Sea Energy flows and importance to the economy
  • Integration of existing offshore industry with new offshore wind developments
  • Spatial planning and environmental issues
  • Essentials of offshore energy flows and processes
  • Existing electricity grids and plans for new interconnections and pan-European grids
  • European policies on North Sea and North Sea energy
  • Introduction to North Sea Energy law

Participant's profile

At whom is the Masterclass in North Sea Energy targeted?

For professionals working in any part of the energy value chain in both the gas and electricity sectors, from production to transport, distribution and sales:

  • Business developers
  • Engineers and technological specialists
  • Policymakers, regulators and NGOs
  • Researchers and consultants
  • Maritime and spatial planners
  • Business and energy analysts


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.

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Masterclass in North Sea Energy

18 November 2019
20 November 2019
€ 2.950,- (accommodation, travel expenses and VAT not included)
Delft, The Netherlands
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