The Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature at WindEurope's Annual Event 2023

OCEaN had an extensive presence at WindEurope's Annual Event in Copenhagen from 25-27 April 2023. This included a stand in the exhibition hall, joint workshop with the Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope, and presentations from OCEaN Members on their collaborative work to reconcile energy and nature at sea.
Apr 17, 2023

Newsletter(1).pngThe Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) and Members of the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature were present at WindEurope’s Annual Event in Copenhagen, Denmark from 25-27 April 2023. Our stand, workshop and presentations were widely attended and allowed participants to learn more about the vital work of OCEaN!


The workshop How to integrate nature into offshore wind and grid infrastructure - a spotlight on offshore auctioning was jointly organised by OCEaN, RGI, and WIndEurope and brought together the perspectives of EU Members States, wind developers, transmission system operators, and NGOs. We zoomed into the design of offshore auctions and the relevance of integrating sustainability and biodiversity measures as part of the selection criteria to award offshore wind projects. The workshop took place from 12:30-15:30 CEST on 26 April and kicked off with a welcoming lunch, followed by two panel discussions. Check out photos from the workshop here.

OCEaN Exhibition Stand

The Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature had a stand in the exhibition hall for all three days of WindEurope's Annual Event (April 25-27).

Presentations at Members' Stands

To highlight the collaborations and projects of OCEaN Members working to reconcile offshore energy and nature in European seas, OCEaN organised short presentations throughout the Annual Event at the stands of our Members.

April 25 (11:15-12:00)Ørsted and The Rich North Sea discussed their collaboration in the presentation 'Artificial reefs to support biodiversity at Borssele Offshore Wind Farm' (Location: Stand E-D30).

April 25 (16:15-17:00): Elia, 50Hertz, and Energinet hosted the presentation 'Importance of successful stakeholder engagement and a nature inclusive design in developing the future grid' (Location: Stand E-F70).

April 26 (11:15-12:00): Vattenfall and The Rich North Sea discussed their collaboration in the presentation 'Nature inclusive design in turbine foundations at Hollandse Kust Zuid' (Location: Stand C2-B6).

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Learn more

Download OCEaN's event flyer for WindEurope's Annual Event here

Learn more about OCEaN's workshop at WindEurope's Annual Event here

View the conference programme of WindEurope's Annual Event here

Check out photos of the OCEaN workshop and stand here