November 2019 – May 2020

Society for Underwater Technology Evening Meeting @ Newcastle University
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Society for Underwater Technology are holding their North of England Evening Meeting on the 20 November at the Newcastle University with the theme of the Marine Energy Industry.

EMEC’s Operations and Technology Director, Jonathan Lindsay, will be giving a presentation on EMEC, with an overview of the numerous technologies that have tested across the test sites in Orkney and a look at the marine renewables industry as a whole highlighting important opportunities for the supply chain.

For more information and to book your place, click here: SUT North of England


REA: Decarbonising Trucks, Trains, Boats & Planes @ One London Wall
Dec 3 all-day


The Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology are hosting a one day event on ‘Decarbonising trucks, trains, boats and planes’ on the 3rd December 2019 in London.

Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC will be attending and giving a presentation on Orkney and its aspirations for making hydrogen from renewable electricity to be used as a means of decarbonsing transport within the archipelago of islands.

About Decarbonising trucks, trains, boats and planes:

Electrification should help decarbonise passenger car transport in the future, but heavier haulage, shipping and aviation are far more challenging sectors. A new sub-target for strategic fuels for these sectors was introduced on 1st January 2019, via the amended Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). This Development Fuels sub-target requires oil companies to source a growing percentage of their supply from fuels such as renewable aviation and drop in fuels, hydrogen or synthetic natural gas made from eligible feedstocks. The eligible feedstocks comprise biomass wastes (but not those currently used in the making of biodiesel) and fuels made from renewable electricity.

What role might Development Fuels play, and what potential is there for more conventional biofuels, such as higher blend biodiesel and HVO? To what extent might off-gas grid, hard to heat housing compete for these fuels?

Come to this conference to find out what the fuels of the future might be for trucks, trains, boats and planes; hear about the technologies involved; meet the companies developing these fuels and see how the DfT is taking the first steps in encouraging the transformation of fuelling these hard-to-decarbonise sectors.

Click here to download the programme and to register: Decarbonising TTBP


Interreg NWE Making an Impact @ La Chaufferie
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Interreg North-West Europe are holding an event on 4 – 5th December 2019, in Lille, France.

About NWE Making an Impact:

This is Interreg’s first impact event which will focus of the results achieved by the 83 NWE projects funded to date, and how to further support their uptake and impact. Through a wide variety of sessions and formats, the programme will offer unique opportunities to network, exchange and explore new potential collaborations.


  • Nicolas Wallet, Programme Manager
  • Susan Learmonth, Programme Officer

If you would like to organise a meeting, please conatct: info@emec.org.uk | (0)1856 850060.


Several Interreg projects led by EMEC will be exhibiting at the event to showcase project achievements and find opportunities to network and find synergies with other similar projects.

FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action):

FORESEA is an €11m Interreg North West Europe project. Its helps bring offshore renewable energy technologies to the market by providing free access to North-West Europe’s world-leading network of test centres.

Since its launch, FORESEA has increased real-sea testing activity in the ocean energy sector. 19 technologies have successfully deployed at European test centres with FORESEA support, with more to come in the next 12 months.

Ocean DEMO (Demonstration Programme for Ocean Energy Pilot Farms and Supporting Technologies):

Ocean DEMO provides funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments. This allows developers to move closer to market by demonstrating their technologies at full commercial scale. The first Ocean DEMO deployment is already ongoing and a there’s a lot more to come next year.

During this event, we will present the project’s plans and future impact on the ocean energy sector and North West Europe regions.

ITEG (Integrating Tidal energy into the European Grid):

ITEG is an €11 million Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) project launched in Orkney in 2018 to develop an all-in-one solution for the generation of clean predictable energy, grid management, and the production of hydrogen from excess capacity.

Register for this free event by the 15 November here.






Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019 @ Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

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The annual Scottish Green Energy Awards will be held on the 5th December 2019 in Edinburgh.

Hosted by Scottish Renewables, the Scottish Green Energy Awards recognises the determination, innovation and creativity that has defined the growth of the renewables industry in Scotland.

This year, hydrogen achievements in Orkney are in the spotlight; Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is shortlisted for the ‘Sustainable Development’ award at the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards, while the HyDIME (Hydrogen Diesel Injection in a Marine Environment) project is shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Project’ award. Read more about these finalists here: EMEC shortlisted for Scottish Green Energy Awards

The full list of finalists is availble to view here: 2019 Finalists

Wave Energy Scotland Annual Conference 2019 @ Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland’s 4th Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 5th December 2019, at the EICC Edinburgh.

The WES Annual Conference is a major networking event to help wave energy technology companies share their ideas, with presetnations from existing mature and new projects with the wave energy sector.

Attending Wave Energy Scotland:

  • Cristina Lozano, Data Technician
  • Donald Leaver, Environment & Consents Officer
  • David Darbinyan, Metocean Engineer

If you would like to organise a meeting, please email info@emec.org.uk or call +44 (0)1856 852060

To register for this event and to access the agenda, visit: WES Annual Conference 2019

Pan American Marine Energy Conference 2020 @ Crown Plaza Hotel
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day


The first Pan American Marine Energy Conference (PAMEC) will be held in Costa Rica on 26 – 28th January 2020.

Attending PAMEC:

  • Rob Flynn, International Development Manager
  • Caitlin Long, Environment & Consents Specialist

If you would like to organise a meeting, please contact; info@emec.org.uk | (0)1856 852060.

Not to be missed:

Day 2 | Session II.c | Technology – Tools | Monday 27 Jan | 1315 – 1515

Peter Scheijgrond of the Dutch Marine Energy Centre, will be presenting on the MET-CERTIFIED project in which EMEC are a partner. He will discuss how international standardisation and certification can accelerate commercial uptake.

Day 3 | Session V1.a | Buidling the Social and Policy Support for Marine Renewables | Tuesday 28 Jan | 1115 – 1245

Caitlin Long will be presenting on the EMFF funded SEA Wave project which is addressing the long term environmental concerns associated with wave energy.

Side events:

Workshop 1 | Marine Renewables Research and Test Centres – Sharing Experience and Best Practices | Friday 24 Jan | 1300 – 1930

Rob Flynn and Caitlin Long will be participating in this workshop, sharing their experiences in operating a test centre and how EMEC are collaborating with other countries to kick start marine energy on a global scale.

To view the draft programme, click here: PAMEC Programme

Oceanology International 2020 @ Excel London
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day


The 50th Oceanology International 2020 Conference Exhibition will be held in London, Excel on 17 – 19 March 2020. Oceanology International has firmly established itself as the world leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference, bringing together the latest technologies and thought leaders worldwide.

Attracting visitors from a variety of industries, including oil & gas, marine renewables and maritime defence, Oceanology International gives the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to do business in one location. Oceanology International offers structured networking opportunities to help suppliers establish relationships and secure business on a global scale.

Attending OI2020:

  • David Darbinyan, Metocean Engineer

If you would like to organise a meeting, please email info@emec.org.uk or call +44(0)1856 852060.

For more information on Oceanology International and to register: click here

All-Energy 2020 @ SEC Glasgow
May 13 – May 14 all-day

All-Energy 2020

EMEC will be attending All-Energy on the 13th & 14th May 2020, at the SEC, Glasgow.

More details on our involvement to follow in due course.


ICOE: 8th International Conference on Ocean Energy 2020 @ Washington D.C
May 19 – May 21 all-day


EMEC will be exhibiting at ICOE 2020 in Washington D.C, USA.

More details on our involvement to follow in due course.








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