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Programme Overview

The conference programme for this event has been guided by a special International Committee comprised of wave & tidal industry leaders and associations lead by RenewableUK.

The conference will be opened by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, in the first plenary session of the event. Three days of two parallel streams will then focus on ocean energy markets and technologies, along with poster sessions in all breaks and lunches.


Day 1 - Tuesday 23 February 2016

  Stream A - Markets    Stream B - Technology Stream C
12.00 Exhibition opens and light lunch provided for delegates  

Welcome Address, Keynote & A1: International Renewables Market Overview - Global Prospect for Ocean Energy - open to all conference pass holders and exhibitors

14.15-15.00 Break and P1: Sensing & Monitoring  
15.00-16.15 Session A2: International Markets: Rising Demand from Asia and Asia Pacific   Session B2: Learning from the Frontrunners: Research into Environmental Impacts  
16.15-16.45 Break and P2: Modelling Impacts  
16.45-17.45 Session A3: Hunting Dragons: What does it take for an Investor to back Ocean Energy?
  Session B3: Wave Power: Enabling Technologies and Sub-Components for Reduced LCOE
17.45-19.45 Official Drinks Reception in Exhibition Halls  
18.00 Exhibition closes  

Day 2 - Wednesday 24 February 2016

  Stream A - Markets   Stream B - Technology  Stream C
08.00 Registration opens  
09.00-10.00 Plenary: A4:Framework for Building a New Industrial Sector: European Support for Ocean Energy  
10.00 Exhibition opens  
10.00-10.30 Break and transfer to next session  
10.30-11.30 Session A5: International Markets: Ocean Prospecting in the Americas   Session B5: Cost Reduction: Strategic Approaches: International Case Studies  
11.30-12.15 Break and P3: Wave Power Modelling & Tank Testing  
12.15-13.30 Session A6: Grid Solutions - From Turbine to Supergrid: Integrating Tidal Arrays and Connecting to Transmission Systems   Session B6: Tidal Resource Modelling: 
Understanding Technical Impacts
C6: Selling Technology: Due Diligence for Bankable Projects
13.30-14.45 Lunch and P4: New Technology Concepts - Wave  
14.45-16.00 Session A7: Pioneering Projects: Wave Power Demo Results
  B7: Tidal Power: Enabling Technologies and Sub-Components to Reduce LCOE - Meet the Suppliers
C7: Certification and Standards
16.00-16.30 Break and P5: Tidal Range and Tidal Stream Showcase  
16.30-17.30 Session A8: Wave Technology Showcase: Meet the Second Generation Game-Changers
  B8: Cost Reduction: Technical Solutions  
17.00 Exhibition closes  
19.00-23.00 Conference Dinner & Awards - Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh  

Day 3 - Thursday 25 February 2016

  Stream A - Markets   Stream B - Technology  Stream C
08.30 Registration opens  
09.30-10.30 A9: Plenary: Custodians of the Future - Creating an Industry for Future Generations
10.00 Exhibition opens  
10.30-11.15 Break and P6: Tidal Resource Modelling  
11.15-12.30 Session A10: Tidal Technology Showcase   Session B10: Offgrid Solutions: Community Storage Today and Tomorrow's World
C10: Can Ocean Energy Compete on Cost?
12.30-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-14.30 Session A11: Planning and Consenting: International Frameworks   Session B11: De-Risking Technologies, Insurance and Project Finance
C11: Impact of Project Design on Performance and Profitability
14.30-15.15 Break and P7: Best of the Rest   
15.15-16.15 Session A12: Size of the Prize: 
Global Ocean Energy Resource Assessments
  Session B12: Test Centre Demonstrations: Customers & Test Centres Share All - What Went Wrong, What Worked…and Future Plans  
16.20 - 16.50

Session A13: Poster Prizes, ICOE Award and Close of Conference

16.00 Exhibition closes  

Poster PrizesOES

The Ocean Energy Systems Poster Award (must be early in your ocean energy career)

ICOE 2016 will continue the award of a cash prize to a poster author selected by an international jury. This award on behalf of the 19 country-member Ocean Energy Systems (OES) is intended to identify an early career individual who we expect to continue to make significant contributions in making industrial ocean energy a reality. These awards will be presented in Session A3 on Thursday 25 February.

Eligible candidates for The Ocean Energy Systems Poster Award;

  • Students (usually PhD)
  • Poster Presenters from universities with 5 or less years of experience in ocean energy
  • Poster Presenters from companies or other institutions with 3 or less years of experience in ocean energy

Manuscript submissions

Please note that a manuscript submission is not necessary.  All posters will be included in the online proceedings.



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