ICOE: 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018 @ Normandy
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

EMEC will be exhibiting at the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Cherbourg, Normandy, France, on 12-13 June 2018.

Attending ICOE

  • Neil Kermode, Managing Director
  • Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director
  • Jonathan Lindsay, Operations & Technology Director
  • Elaine Buck, Technical Manager
  • Lisa MacKenzie, Commercial & Marketing Manager
  • Nicolas Wallet, FORESEA Programme Manager
  • Caitlin Long, Environment & Consents Specialist
  • Anna Southall, Performance Test Engineer
  • Erica Mathers, Marketing Officer
  • Carly Tait, Marketing Officer

If you would like to organise a meeting with any of the EMEC team, please contact us: info@emec.org.uk | +44 (0)1856 852060

ICOE Programme | Our highlights…

Day 1 | Operating in the cruel sea: Learning and planning (0920 – 1035)

Our CEFOW project partners, Jason Schofield (Green Marine) and Irina Temiz (Uppsala University), will discuss their experiences of operations and maintenance at EMEC’s Billia Croo wave test site.

Day 1 | Operating in the cruel sea: Installing, Inspecting & Maintaining (1100 – 1230)

Andrew Scott (Scotrenewables), will discuss low cost floating tidal energy, looking at the success of the SR1-2000 that is currently testing at EMEC’s Fall of Warness test site, and looking forward to the next iteration of the device, being developed under FloTEC.

Day 1 | Risk Reduction: Towards more reliability (1705 – 1830)

Johannes Hüffmeier (RISE) discussing the RiaSoR 2 (Reliability in a Sea of Risk) project, and Gregory Pinon (Le Havre University) discussing the MONITOR project.

Day 2 | Solutions for Remote Areas (1330 – 1500) 

Neil Kermode (EMEC’s Managing Director) is presenting on ‘Joining the dots – from tidal energy to a hydrogen economy’ to demonstarte how EMEC are pioneering the transition from tidal energy to hydrogen.

Day 2 | Building the Blocks of Investibility – Funding Leverages & Opportunites (1510 – 1625) 

Nicolas Wallet (EMEC’s FORESEA Programme Manager) will discuss the advancements FORESEA funding has made within the wave & tidal energy industry in his presentation – ‘FORESEA and the funding jigsaw for technology development’.

Day 2 | Building the blocks of investability: Rising the level of confidence (1645 – 1800)

Our project partner, Peter Scheijgrond (Dutch Marine Energy Centre), will speak about advancing IEC standardisation and certification for tidal energy converters as part of the MET-CERTIFIED project.

Day 2 | Technologies getting wet: wave (1645 – 1800)

Patrik Moller (CorPower) will provide an update on their activities testing at EMEC’s scale wave test site in Scapa Flow.

Day 3 | Updates for test sites (1030 – 1145)

Oliver Wragg (EMEC’s Commercial Director) is chairing this session, which will provide updates from test sites from around the globe including PMEC (USA), SEENEOH (France), BiMEP (Spain), and HINMREC (USA – Hawaii).

For the full ICOE programme, visit: ICOE conference programme

About ICOE 2018

Organised in 2018 by BlueSign in partnership with the Normandy region, Manche Department, Le Cotentin Communauté d’Agglomération and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, ICOE will be held in Cherbourg, Normandy, from june 12th to 14th in La Cité de la Mer.

Held every two years since 2006, ICOE aims at gathering stakeholders from the sector of ocean energies (tidal, wave, salinity gradient, ocean thermal energies) and sharing the most recent experiences on research, technology transfer efforts and technological demonstration.

The purpose of the event is to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration between companies, researchers and development centres. It also targets engagement of operators with experience in related marine and power industry sectors.

In 2018, ICOE will join forces with Seanergy – the largest event on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) in Europe – which brought together in 2017, 3,500 experts and professionals, 220 exhibitors and helped organizing more than 800 business meetings.

The complementarity of these two events aims to combine scientific content and business opportunities in order to:
•Disseminate recent technical experiences and demonstration from ocean energy research
•Generate business for companies of the ocean energy sector
•Promote the economic and societal dimension of ocean energy
•Attract young people to work in the ocean energy field

For more information, visit: ICOE 2018


Orkney International Science Festival @ Orkney
Sep 6 @ 1:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm

Orkney International Science Festival

The 28th Orkney International Science Festival will take place all across Orkney from 6-12 September 2018

More information to follow.

AWTEC 2018
Sep 9 – Sep 13 all-day


The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 9-13 September 2018.

About AWTEC:

The aim of the conference is to promote scientific advancement, technological progress, information exchange, and cooperation among engineers and researchers in ocean energy in an interdisciplinary spectrum. Relevant scientists, researchers and engineers are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to submit and present their research work and/or industrial applications and interact with other experts in this challenging field.

More information on EMEC’s involvement to follow.

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This year’s annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Edinburgh International Convention Center (EICC) Edinburgh from the 30 -31 October 2018.

More details on this to follow.








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