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Innovating Ocean Technology in the Future Ocean: The United Nations has declared 2021 to 2030 the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Technology will play a key role. What are the short-term and long-term trends in ocean innovation? What is the environment needed to stimulate ocean innovation? And how will it drive the blue economy?
Speaker: Rick Murray, Deputy Director and Vice President for Research, WHOI
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Time: 1000–1100 hours CST (UTC-6)
Registration Fee: FREE
Broadcasted live on LinkedIn and YouTube
The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Now: Artificial “machine” intelligence (AI) is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout at the drugstore, and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone, or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening. In this session, acclaimed artificial intelligence pioneer and thought leader Amir Husain will prepare us for a brighter future; not with hyperbole about right and wrong, but with serious arguments about risk and potential.
Speaker: Amir Husain, Founder and CEO, SparkCognition
Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Time: 1100–1200 hours CST (UTC-6)
Registration Fee: FREE
Peak Oil Demand: Despite a number of prognostications, some of which are rooted in the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains much uncertainty about the future of oil demand. This, in fact, will likely make the coming years more volatile as an investment could lag emerging demands in the developing world. While we could see a greater move away from oil in developed economies, the sheer scale of demands from the more than 6.4 billion people in the developing and less-developed economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere will drive the future of the oil market. The last 30 years have highlighted that a decline in oil’s share of the global energy mix does not translate into a decline in oil demand, especially if total energy demand continues to grow. It is also important to recognize that other energy sources face their own set of difficulties in the development of their supply chains as they seek the scale necessary to meet projected energy needs. Hence, the uncertainties of the coming decades are significant and will carry challenges for consumers, governments, international relations, and the energy industry.
Speaker: Kenneth Medlock, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Director, Master of Energy Economics, Rice University
Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy: Establishing an Industry Standard: The development of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy projects globally is working to demonstrate the practicability of MHK in global energy portfolios. As such, there is an urgent industry need to develop adequate economic models for deployment, establish design standards, and reduce costs and time associated with deployments. This OTC Live session engages industry, regulatory, and research experts in the field to have an open discussion on pathways to a successful MHK energy industry in supporting the Blue Economy.
Speaker: Reenst Lesemann, CEO, Columbia Power Technologies Inc.
Innovation in Upstream Oil and Gas: From Development to Scale-Up Implementation
Offshore E&P professionals explore new technologies, innovations, and execution methodologies needed to reduce offshore project costs. Panelists reveal their intimate involvement with identifying and implementing offshore projects in a cost-efficient manner using new innovations and technologies.
Streamed Live on 9 December 2020
The OTC Energy Challenge Award Ceremony
The OTC Energy Challenge is a high school competition where teams work to solve a real-world energy challenge. All competing teams submitted a video and e-poster presentation to compete for a scholarship prize. This special online event recognized the hard work and creative submissions of ten Texas and California high school teams who worked to solve real-world problems.
Streamed Live on 1 December 2020
Offshore Wind: Getting in the Water and Producing Power
A panel of developers, regulatory, and industry support professionals discuss prioritizing and addressing the fundamental obstacles in project planning, regulatory permitting and stakeholder engagement requirements, the design phase, and project construction of offshore wind projects.
Streamed Live on 16 September 2020