The 1st International WINERCOST Conference (WINERCOST'17) started. During the Opening Session, WINERCOST chair C. Baniotopoulos and the conference co-chair Prof. C. Rebelo along with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Coimbra Prof. Luis Neves welcomed the participants (photo) and described the framework of the current and future WINERCOST activities. The 1st WINERCOST Conference with more than 100 participants and 70 scientific papers of high scientific level was a very successful international forum on Energy Technology Harvesting and an important dissemination step for the TU1304 Action.
The full bunch of the WINERCOST Work Group activities has been presented by the chair of the TU1304 Action Prof. Baniotopoulos during the Work Group Meeting of the RELY (Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality) Action during its last meeting that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece (13-15.03.17). During this 3 days event, synergies between the two COST Actions have been investigated, in particular on the utmost important topic of the societal acceptance of the sustainable energy and in particular, wind energy technology. This channel of exchange of knowledge will remain open as the chair of RELY Prof Michael Roth is invited and will join one of the forthcoming WINERCOST Action meetings.
The 6th WINERCOST Core Group Meeting took place on the 9th and 10th of March 2017. It was hosted by Professor Dr. Jose Antonio Villanueva at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Av. De los descubrimientos SN, 41092, SEVILLE, SPAIN. The main items discussed among others were the preparation of the forthcoming 1st conference of the TU1304 Action, the WINERCOST’17 International Conference (20-21 April 2017) in Coimbra, Portugal and the organization of the 3rd WINERCOST Training School (23-28 April 2017) in Naples, Italy. The respective conclusions will be presented for discussion and decision at the next MC Meeting in Coimbra that will take place before the WINERCOST’17 Conference.