Group Quality and Environmental Manager / Projects Manager - Mechanical Engineering
Ian Hart BSc (Hons), from VirtualPie (BHR Group), is the Technical and Scientific Manager for the EU FP7 H2OCEAN project. Ian is a qualified Geologist and Environmental Engineer with experience including several major oil companies as well as engineering and solutions provision. Ian is also an experienced project manager having secured, managed and completed multiple projects to time quality and budgetary standards. He has experience off-shore and in subsea and hazardous environments. As an engineer on Renewable Energy projects Ian has been instrumental in the design, implementation and production of energy solutions in wave, tidal and hydroelectric energy as well as onshore and offshore wind energy projects. Currently Ian is employed by BHR Group of the UK with responsibility for Quality and Environmental management and major project implementation
Global population growth exerts significant pressure upon natural resources. Climatic factors increase pressure upon resources in geographic regions. Availability of Food, Water and Energy resources are key factors in the political, social, economic and environmental stability of the regions of the world.
Alternative or additional sources of energy, food and water may be harvested from the oceans. The H2Ocean project aims to analyse and develop the concepts of offshore integrated energy, water production and aquaculture on a significant scale. However it is not enough to consider whether the technology is capable of producing the required output. It is apparent that all required technology exists at varied stages of development. To this end, the H2Ocean project also analyses the environmental, social and economic impact of integrated multi use structures, which are not only considered for the value of their outputs, but also in terms of their integration with existing shipping and handling facilities as well as the impact on the environment and populations. Through the presentation provided, we will demonstrate the possibilities afforded by large scale multi use platforms in offshore environments, including the electrolysis of seawater to produce hydrogen fuel, provision of drinking water from wind and wave powered reverse osmosis units and the production and harvesting of aquaculture products including fin fish, algae and Mollusca.
(Only for delegates of the conference
and AIVP Members)