To achieve its objectives, the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI) was organized into three application teams and five cross-functional teams that bring together diverse expertise and multiple stakeholders from different geographic locations and environments. The desired outcomes include new technologies through research, workforce development and technology transfer.
The cross-functional teams are comprised of multidisciplinary researchers. The cross-functional teams cut across the disciplines and support development in three energy sectors led by three application teams. Each team is co-led by researchers from consortium members. The application teams have common technological needs and skills. Also, each team has technologies and solutions needed by others. Cross-functional teams have the needed expertise to efficiently fill multidisciplinary gaps in the application teams. In addition, a cross-functional team can introduce solutions from one application team that would benefit another. Information on each specific component of OESI is provided in the links below.