Colorado School of Mines Visit
MaREI staff hosted a visiting group of academics and students from the Advanced Energy Systems programme at Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the USA.
The group was hosted by MaREI researchers in NUI Galway, led by Rory Monaghan before travelling to Dingle where they met Deirdre de Bhailís, Dingle Hub Manager to learn about the exciting and innovative project Dingle Peninsula 2030 where partners are actively collaborating with the local community, schools, business, transport, and farming sectors to enable the broader societal changes required for the sustainable transition.
They then travelled to University College Cork where the Energy Policy and Modelling Group hosted an energy systems modelling workshop in the Environmental Research Institute and the group also visited the Lir National Ocean Test Facility, ESB Aghada Generating Station and the historic Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven.
This inaugural visit generated new creative connections between the MaREI and Mines/NREL teams which the teams now plan to leverage for joint funding proposals and research activities.