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Event Notices From March 8

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Grand Valley event to cover life cycle of wind energy: From the planning and design phase to the re-use or demolition phase, the life cycle of a wind energy farm includes several stages. Professor Iñigo J. Losada from the University of Cantabria in Spain will discuss the life cycle of offshore wind farms during a presentation at Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center on March 16. The lectrue, “Assessing the Life Cycle of Offshore Wind Farms,” will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at MAREC, 200 Viridian Drive in Muskegon. RSVP is required at www.gvsu.edu/marec. Losada, professor of civil engineering, will discuss the importance of marine climate information and modeling tools to achieve cost-effective functionality, technical quality and environmentally sustainable conditions. He will present methods and tools for the assessment of the life cycle of offshore and coastal infrastructures, and present examples suitable to applications in the Great Lakes.   Losada is the co-founder and R&D director of the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics UC, a multidisciplinary international center working in 24 different countries. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin, a unique experimental large-scale facility in Spain. He has directed and participated in over 50 technological transfer projects for companies and national/international administrations, and has developed tools and methodologies that are used in many countries. For more information contact Arn Boezaart, director of MAREC, at boezaara@gvsu.edu.

Compuware Changepoint to Exhibit at Technology Services Europe and Project Challenge UK: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, will join two key events in EMEA during March. At these events, the Compuware Changepoint business unit will share information and best practices to serve the region’s rapidly growing technology services sector and project management community. From March 15-16, the Changepoint team will be in Berlin exhibiting at TSIA’s Technology Services Europe 2012. To help attendees better understand the potential impact of current and anticipated market forces in the technology services industry, TSE 2012 will focus on strategies for improving the strength, resiliency and profitability of the technology services business in the coming years. The conference features a terrific schedule of breakout sessions and keynote addresses, complementing this year’s theme: Future-Proofing Your European Services Business. As a TSE and TSIA sponsor, Compuware Changepoint will display its latest Professional Services Automation (PSA) solutions during TSE 2012. Compuware Changepoint allows technology companies to maximize professional services profitability while maintaining a focus on effective product decisions and delivery. Changepoint’s integrated solution marries PSA with PPM to provide total operational visibility allowing product-centric technology companies to drive services growth with strong margins, deliver a competitive product and services mix for high ROI, and maintain top-line revenues and bottom-line profitability. Visit us at www.compuware.com/changepoint.

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