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German-Japanese symposium on renewable energies at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences


Registrations now possible

At last year's World Climate Conference, nine new countries, including Germany and Japan, joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA) and committed to the rapid expansion of offshore wind energy. An important building block for achieving the goals is the exchange of knowledge in order to benefit from existing findings from other countries. Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences is therefore hosting the "German-Japanese Symposium with focus on Renewable Energy Resources" from 27 to 29 November. The event will focus on offshore wind energy and hydrogen technologies. In addition to scientists, representatives from politics and companies from the energy industry, journalists and interested members of the public can also take part. The symposium is significantly supported financially by the Freundeskreis zur Förderung der Wissenschaft in Bremerhaven e.V.. Further information on the event and registration at

In terms of renewable energies, development in Japan is currently not as advanced as in Germany. The planned conference is intended to facilitate an exchange of ideas in order to further advance the expansion of offshore wind energy in particular. In addition to specialist presentations, the programme will therefore also include visits to relevant research institutions and companies with a focus on renewable energies. "On the one hand, we can familiarise the guests from Japan with the latest local and national scientific findings from this specialist area and present practical implementation measures that are recommended for imitation. On the other hand, the exchange with Japanese colleagues can provide insights into the latest scientific methods for renewable energy production and approaches for targeted economic promotion as part of an energy policy transformation," says Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Feldmeier, Dean of Faculty 2 at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and the person responsible for organising this event.

Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences has been in contact with the Japanese University of Kitakyushu since 2017. Japanese delegations from the scientific community and regional economic development organisations have visited the university several times and have chosen Bremerhaven as a model city for a successful energy industry transformation. As part of a workshop lasting several days in Kitakyushu with professors from the university in March 2020, opportunities for more intensive cooperation with local partner institutions were explored, resulting in the organisation of this symposium, among other things.  Other joint activities relate to student exchange and joint further education study programmes as well as joint research and development projects in the field of wind energy and hydrogen technology.