WINERCOST Working Groups met in Thessaloniki on 3 & 4 September 2017. More than 30 members of the WINERCOST Action participated with presentation to this interesting event and discussed in details the next steps of the Working Groups including their contribution to the WINERCOST’18 (visit the official website) that is to be organised in Catanzaro, Italy on March 21-23, 2018 and to the 4th WINERCOST Training School that is to take place in Bratislava 25-29 of March 2018. In addition, interesting lectures by the invited lecturers Prof. H. ELkadi (University of Salford), Dr. I. Afgan (University of Manchester) and Prof. E. Chatzi (ETH Zurich) had been delivered related to the topics of Renewables in Smart Cities, wind and tidal turbines and the LCA assessment of wind turbine support structures respectively.
University of Florence (UniFI), INARSVILUPPO and COST Action WINERCOST are pleased to announce the Final Conference of the action under the keyword: "WINERCOST’18 – Wind Energy Harvesting (...focusing on exploitation of the Mediterranean area)" that will be held in Catanzaro Lido, CZ, Calabria/Italy, on March 21-23, 2018.
For more information, please read the preliminary announcement document:
The TU1304 COST WINERCOST Action was presented to the 5th International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS5) (https://www.elcasnet.com). ELCAS5 provided a multidisciplinary international forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange information, to present high-quality research results and new developments in the wide domain covered by the tools of Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and issues relating to the environment, and sustainability. Climate Change, Renewable Energy Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems and in particular, Wind Energy Systems, Smart Energy Systems etc are issues that very much effect the sustainability of countries, regions and cities and had been discussed in depth. All participants had also the chance to discuss the future direction and priorities in the fields.
ELCAS-5 took place at the Zosimopoulion conference room at Nisyros Island that is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos.