In March 2017, Dr Louise Kregting gave a guest seminar at the Australian Maritime College part of University of Tasmania in Australia on the environmental interactions of marine renewables titled ‘Queen’s University Belfast: The past and present research on wave and tidal devices with a focus on the environmental interactions’.

The Powerkite project was featured in this seminar as Dr Kregting is leading the environmental work package of the Powerkite Project and discussed the ongoing work being carried out on the environmental interaction and assessment of the collision risk and noise of the kite with marine animals.