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Wind and Ocean Observation & Analysis, and Power Generation Forecasting Course

  • Starting from the fiscal year 2024, the tuition fees for all courses will be the same for both on-site and online attendance.
  • Payment of tuition fees is possible through credit card.
  • For those who attend the course at the on-site venue (partially including those who have taken any course in the past), an optional Goto Onsite Program will be conducted on the third day.

Please be aware of the following points regarding applications for the first half of the fiscal year 2024 at the Nagasaki Ocean Academy:
Applications for the second half of the fiscal year (October to March 2025) will be opened as soon as the schedule is determined.
Starting from the fiscal year 2024, there will be a revision of the tuition fees, so please confirm and apply accordingly.
In the second half of the fiscal year, the following courses will not be held: “A2 Offshore Wind Project Development Course,” “A3 Certification, Insurance and Finance Course,” “C2 EPC Project Management Course,” and “C3 Offshore Wind HSE Basic Course.” Please apply for these courses in the first half of the year.
The planned number of course sessions for the second half of the year at the current stage is as follows.
However, please note that this may change depending on future circumstances:
“A0 Half-Day Introductory Course” and “A1 General Course” each 2 sessions
“A4 Floating Offshore Wind Power Generation Course” and “A5 Wind and Sea Conditions Observation, Analysis, and Power Generation Forecast Course” each 1 session
“C1 Subsea Ground Survey, Analysis, and Offshore Construction Course” and “C4 Foundation Course of Power Transmission Systems” each 1 session

Participants will learn how to acquire and analyze wind and oceanographic data, which is the foundation of offshore wind power generation projects, based on the latest theories.

This course was developed mainly by Kobe University, a leader in the field of offshore wind observation and analysis in Japan. In the offshore wind power generation business, wind observation and analysis techniques are indispensable for forecasting electricity sales and power generation. Together with oceanographic information, it is also important for design and safe operation. In this course, participants will learn not only the types of instruments and observation methods related to wind and ocean conditions but also simulation technology and its application to farm layout and power generation forecasting methods, while participating in a workshop.

Date

A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
  • Mar. 26,27,(+28),2024
  • Sep. 10,11,(+12),2024

Course enrollment and Application process

Hybrid format: Participants can either take the course on-site at Nagasaki Ocean Academy or attend the course online via Zoom.

Schedule, Tuition Fee, and Cancellation Policy

Target Participant

Those who are considering the profitability of the project and safety of construction and operation, such as construction companies involved in offshore construction, O&M-related companies, as well as those in charge of power generation companies.

Goal

You will understand the methods for acquiring and analyzing wind and oceanographic data that will be involved throughout the offshore wind power project, and how to make the most of this data.

Content

<Day 1>
※LE=Lectrure / WS=Workshop
9:0030minOrientation
9:30LE0130minCourse Outline
10:00LE0270minIntroduction to Meteorology
11:1010minBreak
11:20LE0370minMeteorological Observation
12:3060minLunch Break
13:30LE0470minAnalysis of Wind Observation Data
14:4010minBreak
14:50LE0570minNumerical Simulation of Wind Conditions
16:0010minBreak
16:10LE0670minPower Generation Forecasts
17:20 End
<Day 2>
※LE=Lectrure / WS=Workshop
9:00LE0770minUtilization of Wind Condition Data
10:1010minBreak
10:20WS0170minPower Generation Cost Projections
11:3060minLunch Break
12:30LE0870min Introduction to Oceanography
13:4020minBreak
14:00LE0960minOceanographic Observation
15:00LE1050minOcean Numerical Simulation & Database
15:50 30minWrap up & Opinion Exchange
16:20 End

Venue

Second Floor, Research and Development Promotion Organization,
Bunkyo Campus, Nagasaki University,
1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

<Important Notes>

Regarding each course,
  • Starting from November 2022, we will hold the courses in a hybrid format, combining on-site sessions at the Nagasaki Ocean Academy and online streaming.
  • When applying, please choose either “On-site” or “Online.” On-site participants will be limited to a maximum of 12 people (in order of application).
  • For those attending on-site, on the third day, we will conduct an on-site program (optional) such as visiting offshore wind turbines and installation ships, and a meeting with fishermen coexisting with offshore wind turbines in Goto.
  • However, depending on the future situation, there may be a change to holding the course exclusively online, so please be aware of this in advance.
  • The application deadline is 4 business days before the first day of the course.
  • While we strive to follow the schedule, please understand that the progress may be slightly delayed depending on the number of questions from participants.
  • If you are unable to make a reservation for any reason, please contact our academy for assistance.
Regarding the On-site Program:
  • The On-site Program incurs an additional fee separate from the course registration fee. It will be conducted on the third day for participants who have completed any of the A1 to A5 or C1 to C4 courses (including those who have taken any of these courses in the past).
  • The following are included in the participation fee: [Round-trip Jetfoil fare (Nagasaki Port to Fukue Port) *Arrangements will be made by the secretariat, and round-trip tickets will be provided before departure.] [Sea taxi usage fee] [Chartered bus usage fee] [Meeting room usage fee] [Lunch expenses (prepared in advance by the secretariat)] [Island insurance fee] (*Expenses not listed here are the participant’s responsibility).
  • Departure from Nagasaki Port at 07:40, completing site visits in Goto, and exchanging opinions with fisheries-related individuals, arriving at Nagasaki Port at 17:30 (Participants are free to go their separate ways in Goto).
  • To have both hands free on the ship, please participate with a backpack, body bag, waist pouch, etc. Additionally, due to changing weather conditions depending on the season, please participate in clothing that allows temperature regulation and comfortable movement, along with non-slip sneakers.
  • Coin lockers at Goto Fukue Port are only small, approximately 40 x 35 cm. Since the sea taxi’s interior is small, please use hotel storage or coin lockers at Nagasaki Port Terminal, etc., for large luggage. However, if you plan to bring large luggage to Goto for the return trip, please contact the secretariat in advance to secure storage, considering the return trip’s convenience and the possibility of the return Jetfoil being canceled.
  • If you are concerned about seasickness, please bring motion sickness medication.
  • Please be cautious about valuable items falling into the water. The secretariat will provide waterproof smartphone cases; please use them if necessary.
  • For those returning from Goto City without using the Jetfoil on the same day, either staying overnight or returning by air, cancel by phone before departure and proceed with ticket refund procedures at Fukue Port (a refund fee of 200 yen is required).
  • Even for those planning to stay overnight or use an airplane for the return trip, the secretariat will prepare round-trip Jetfoil tickets. Please note that we will not invoice the participation fee after deducting the return refund fee, so please understand.
  • In the case of Jetfoil, although the outbound route may be in operation, the return trip may be canceled due to sudden changes in wave conditions caused by worsening weather, etc. The final decision on cancellation is made one hour before departure. If the secretariat is informed of the cancellation decision, we will promptly notify you and coordinate the return. The return to Nagasaki will be by ferry (arriving at Nagasaki Port at 20:00, with the secretariat handling the change process) or by plane (arriving at Nagasaki Airport at 17:40, Fukuoka Airport at 18:55 – please confirm in advance). However, there is a possibility of cancellation due to weather conditions such as poor visibility. In the case of the ferry, it will not make it in time for flights to Haneda, etc., from Nagasaki Airport. On the other hand, in the case of the plane, it seems possible to transfer to flights to Haneda, etc., from both Nagasaki Airport and Fukuoka Airport, but please be careful with luggage storage.

Date

A two-day course <+ one-day GOTO on-site program (optional)>
  • Mar. 26,27,(+28),2024
  • Sep. 10,11,(+12),2024

Course enrollment and Application process

Hybrid format: Participants can either take the course on-site at Nagasaki Ocean Academy or attend the course online via Zoom.
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