PhairywinD brings 2022 EAWE PhD Seminar to Belgium

23 February 2022
Pieter Jan Jordaens

From 2 to 4 November Bruges will be hosting the 2022 EAWE PhD, expecting to welcome over 100 PhD researchers from all over Europe, interested in key-talks and presentations on wind energy. The organisation lies with the PhairywinD PhD group, nine Belgian early-stage researchers focusing on offshore wind energy. Sirris is partner in the PhairywinD consortium.

The European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) yearly initiates a number of important conferences on wind energy, with Torque and WESC being the largest, attracting over 1,000 participants worldwide. Their annual PhD seminar, however, primarily aims at early stage researchers and wants to be an accessible event where PhD students and supervisors from all over Europe can easily exchange information and experience on research in wind energy. Therefore, the seminar is small-scale and it is organised for PhDs by PhDs!

Dream team and location

Unique this year are the organisation team and location. First off, the team consists of nine PhD researchers from different universities. Traditionally, the seminar is hosted by one host institute, but this time, the collaboration within the PhairywinD project means we span the entire country and our PhDs have the support of all of the Belgian knowledge institutes working on wind energy. A unique starting position!

Secondly, we will host the seminar in historical Bruges, which is a perfect location being near the Belgian coast (so there is the option to visit the expanding offshore wind farms) and has many selling-points as a conference town for foreign visitors.

The organisation team is now preparing a fascinating 3-day programme (2-4 November 2022), filled with key-note speeches, PhD presentations, site visits, academic-industrial collaboration activities and social events. The seminar website is up and running and the call for abstracts will be launched soon. In the meantime, we also invite you all to follow our progress via the PhairywinD website and social media channels.


The European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) is an international community that promotes and supports the development of wind energy science with a focus on connecting expertise, facilitating knowledge exchange, and promoting interest in wind energy. It aims to be the independent scientific voice of European wind energy research.


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