Aquatera and ICIT welcomed LIPI delegation in Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney at 9.00. Managing Director of Aquatera, Gareth Davies started presentation about Orkney and Aquatera profile. Orkney is one of world’s most sustainable island that focus on producing renewable of wind, waves, and tides. Back to 2000 when Okrney started as world’s biggest energy experiment, after preparation and building up infrastructure, Orkney now has been providing its own energy need by 2014. It is more than 5000 megawatt total energy capacity, and integrating energy storage to achieve 107% of energy in 2017.
Aquatera conducts environmental sustainability activities that reach 7000 projects, focusing on marine energy. It involves about 200 local activities, doing learning and investigating to implement appropriate technology in other country. Aquatera strategy contains belief in sustainable development, location in Orkney, independence, collaboration, accountability, and commitment to make difference.
Dr. Sandy Kerr, from The Okney Campus – International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) talked about multidisciplinary research in campus and introduction to the workshop that will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday. Peter Long, from Aquatera talked about his project about Orkney Electric Future, focusing on electric car using in Orkney and mapping waves energy potency around the world. Mathilde Henry from Aquatera talked about her proejct in low carbon ferriies visibility study. At the end, Ian Johnstone gave an overview of the training itinerary in Okrney.
After lunch, LIPI delegation visited Stromnesss Museum to have a view of local museum built up by local community. The discussion with the curator gave the overview about the funding, collection resources, employee, volunteering and many challanges faced by small scale museum. After that, they had a tour around Stromness guided by Peter Long and Patricia Long about the town history, historical building and local communities.
Friday, October 7, 2016
The morning session of day 13th was introduction session from Aquatera and Heriot-Watt University. The first speaker was Dr. Gareth Davis, Managing Director of Aquatera. He talked about general introduction of Orkney and Aquatera, how Orkney be one of the world’s most sustainable island, what kind energy source are used in Orkney and project and management of Aquatera. Main purpose of Aquatera are sustainable and development with motto: Thinking locally acting globally. The second speaker was Dr. Sandy Kerr, Director of International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) – Heriot-Watt University. He talked about research at ICIT and overview of ICIT workshop with LIPI researcher on Monday and Tuesday. The third speaker was Peter Long from Aquatera team. He talked about Orkney’s electricity future: An investigation into the viability and further deployment of electric vehicles on Orkney. The forth speaker was Mathilde Henri from Aquatera team. She talked about low carbon ferries feasibility study. The morning session was closed by Ian Johnstone who talked about Orkney itinerary for next 2 weeks.
The Afternoon session was dedicated to visit Stromness museum. Stromness museum is one of the oldest independence museum in UK. Janet, curator of Stromness museum took us around the museum and told the history of Stromness. After visiting Stromness museum we continued walking around Stromness city with Patricia Long.
On Friday, October 7th 2016, we get some lectures in Stromness Town Hall. First lectures given by Dr. Gareth Davis. He talked about introduction to Orkney and Aquatera. Second lectures about ICIT Heriot Watt University presented by Dr. Sandy Kerr. He also talked about Orkney Energy Economy and some research in Herriot Watt. The third presentation given by Peter Long with case study about Orkney’s electric future, an investigation into the viability and further deployment of electric vehicle on Orkney. The fourth presentation was Mathilde Henri with case study low carbon ferries feasibility study. Her conclusion was model to address changes in the future with inputs including technical, costs, fleet/route characteristics. The last presenter was Ian Johnstone which taled about InSPIRe itinerary in Orkney.
The second activity was visited to Stromness Museum with guided by Janette Park. There are many artifact from around the world such as shoes from China, Indian’s and Eskimo stuff. There are also display of birds, fish and crustacean species of Scotland. This museum has few small room but the display are optimal so it remain small space.
The third activity was toured to historical places in Stromness guided by Patricia Long. The places are cannon with beautiful view in the side of beach. She also show us some historical places of of Stromness that reference the history of Lincon’s Well and Alexander Graham temporary hospital.
In the morning, we visited to Stromness Town Hall to attend the introduction session from Aquatera and Heriot-Watt University. In the beginning, Gareth Davies as Managing Director of Aquatera delivered a presentation about renewable energy project in Orkney and summary about Aquatera. And then, Dr. Sandy Kerr as Director of International Center for Island Technology (ICIT) talked about ICIT and the Orkney Campus of Heriot-Watt University, summary of ICIT activity in Orkney Islands, and Heriot-Watt workshop schedule for participants. After that, Peter Long explained about Orkney’s electric future, especially electrical vehicle in Orkney. Furthermore, Mathilde Henri presented her research on low carbon ferries feasibility study. And the last, Ian Johnstone described about InsPiRe Itinerary in Orkney.
After lunch, we visited to Stromness Museum guided by Janette Park. Janette Park talked about its museum collection. Besides that, she informed us about collection management, museum funding, and collection database. Stromness Museum was founded in 1937 by Orkney Natural History Society and it’s the oldest independent museum in UK. The building of this museum was built in 1862. The museum’s collections were mostly donated by Orkney Maritime History and Orkney Natural History Society and people that are related to history of Orkney.
After visiting the museum, we observed some historical places in Stromness guided by Patricia Long, local guide in Stromness. Some of historical places that we visited, such as Login’s well, Login Inn, temporary hospital in Stromness, The Stromness Hotel, and Fountain monument of Alexander Graham.
In the morning we went to Stromness Town Hall for first day meeting with Aquatera and the University Heriot- Watt.In the first session, Mr Gareth Davis is managing director of Aquatera who were present about Orkney and Aquatera. He explain history and mission that Orkney will becoming the one of the world’smost sustainable island. The concept renewable energy in Orkney establised since 1950 by early experimentation with wind energy. In 2014, the renewable energy was supply for 107 % of electrical demand in Orkney. Thus the Orkney’s renewable energy resources has deliverable capacity more than 5,000 MW in this years.
The second session, Gareth Davis explain about Aquatera and their activity. The Aquatera established in 2000, that is specializes in environmental and operational support for marine, costal and land based activities, providing a comprehensive range of environmental advice, services and product. Aquatera manage more than 700 project in 30 Countries included Indonesia. So, the Aquatera is becoming a world leading business in sustainable development.
The third session, Dr Sandy Kerr is director ICIT who were introduced ICIT and Orkney Campus of Hariot- Watt University. That is a leading university for business and industry with reputation for innovative education, enterprise and applied science. Their Research focused on technology, real seas, environment, compliance and onsenting, and other activites.
In the afternoon, we visited to Stromness Museum that is Orkney’s maritime and natural history museum. Janet who person in charge at the museum explain the collection what they haved. Stromness museum was instituted in 1837 by the Orkney Natural History Society. The museum has discover amazing object salvaged from german fleet scuted in scapa flow in 1919. Throughtout the museum, we were discover more about the explorers Dr John Rae, Sir John franklin, Dr William Balfour Baikie and Captain Cook along with people mentioned on the stromness heraitage trail. The Stromness Museum also has some collection of birds, fossil, and others collection related with history of Stromness.
In the last time before we was back to Hotel, we meet Patricia Long who is Peter’s mother. She were accompany with us becoming our guide to explore the Stromness City. She explain about Login’s well and Alexander Graham monument.