Renewable UK Wave & Tidal 2018
Feb 28 all-day
Wave & Tidal 2018


EMEC is exhibiting at Renewable UK’s Wave & Tidal Conference on 28th February 2018.  The event will be held at the SEC, Glasgow, Scotland.


  • Neil Kermode, Managing Director
  • Jonathan Lindsay, Operations Director
  • Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Business Development Manager
  • Erica Mathers, Marketing Officer

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


EMEC will be exhibiting as part of the Team Scotland stand.


Session A4: The Place of Commercial Marine Energy in a Smart, Flexible System

The energy system is changing fundamentally – with increasingly flexible networks, a changing role for large utilities and generators building their investment case on stacking flexibility services. Join us to discuss where this new world is heading and what it could mean for the future of commercial tidal and wave energy.

Jon Clipsham: ‘Integrating Hydrogen Electrolysers with Tidal Energy Systems’

Orkney has an abundance of renewably produced electricity however the current grid is already constrained, restricting the progress of new wind, tidal and wave energy projects. Therefore, innovative projects are being developed to use Orkney’s energy in different ways. EMEC has invested in an electrolyser to convert tidal and wind power to hydrogen which can subsequently be used directly as a fuel or chemical feedstock, or in combination with a fuel cell to generate electricity. The integration of renewable energy with the manufacture of an explosive, and potentially dangerous chemical has meant a culture shift within the organisation, which has had to embrace new technologies and methodologies from a different sector. EMEC is the first organisation to produce hydrogen from tidal energy.

The full programme is available to view here: Renewable UK Wave & Tidal 2018 Programme

Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference @ McEwan Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Neil Kermode, Managing Director, will be attending the Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference organised by the Buchanan Institute on 23 March 2018 at the McEwan Hall, Edinbrugh.

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

About ESIC

Join us for a full day of engaging talks, interactive panels and solution-based workshops. It will be a unique opportunity to be part of a multi-sectorial discussion on “how to achieve a carbon-free Scotland” and will particularly focus on the decarbonisation of the transport and energy sectors. The student-run conference is organised by the Buchanan Institute, a student-led think tank from the University of Edinburgh, in the perspective of truly creating a dialogue between experts, professionals and students.

For more information, the conference programme and to book your place, click here: ESIC | Achieving a carbon-free Scotland

Advanced Energy Conference @ Marriott Marquis
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day




EMEC’s Hydrogen Business Development Manager, Jon Clipsham, is attending the 10th Conference in New York’s State’s Advanced Energy Series from the 26 – 28th March 2018.

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

At AEC 2018 you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with influential leaders, key researchers, and policy makers from every part of the energy sector. This is the energy industry’s most inclusive event of the year, spanning an exceptionally broad range of sessions and topics.


Scottish Renewables Annual Conference
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

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Scottish Renewables’ Annual Conference 2018 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, taking place over two days on 26 & 27 March 2018.

For the conference, visit: SR Conference Programme 2018

EIMR Conference @ Pickaquoy Centre
Apr 24 – Apr 27 all-day

Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies (EIMR) is an international conference hosted at different sites across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region, led by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and Heriot Watt University (HW).  The conference will explore the interactions of wave and tidal energy technologies with the environment.

EIMR 2018 will be held at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney from 24-27th April 2018.

About EIMR:

The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Energy Technologies (EIMR) aims to serve as a major forum for global researchers and professionals to come together to present their latest research, results, and ideas and strengthen relations between the emerging marine renewables industry, research laboratories, and universities.

Previous conferences in Kirkwall, Orkney (2012) and Stornoway, Lewis (2014) – hosted by Heriot-Watt University and the University of the Highlands and Islands – explored the interactions of wave and tidal energy technologies with the environment. Since then, wave and tidal testing and commercial deployments have progressed in Scotland and worldwide.

The industry, regulators and academic researchers now have real world experience that has generated valuable lessons about effective methods and the relative significance of different interactions.

Speaking at EIMR:

  • Caitlin Long, Consents and Project Officer,  will be presenting on ‘Understanding wildlife displacement using data from real-sea testing of wave and tidal devices’ and ‘Developing a streamlined consenting process at a tidal test site’
  • Florence Ungaro, Project Manager, will be presenting on ‘Critical review of anti-fouling strategies used on marine renewable energy converters deployed in real sea conditions’


54th ESReDA Seminar @ University of Nantes
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

The 54thESReDA Seminar on Risk, Reliability and Safety of Energy Systems in Coastal and Marine Environments, will be held at the University of Nantes, France on the 25 & 26th April.

The aim of the 54th ESReDA seminar is to bring together scientists, engineers and decision makers in the field of complex engineering system safety, structural health monitoring, cost/benefit assessment and risk management, in order to present and discuss innovative methodologies and practical applications related to complex system reliability, economical risk and human risk in complex environment. Scientific methodologies, theoretical issues and practical case studies are expected to cover all the range from academic to industrial applications, including electro-mechanical and civil engineering.


  • EMEC’s Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Business Development Manager will be presenting on ‘From Energy to Chemistry’

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

More details and seminar programme to follow.




Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) @ Capital Hilton Hotel
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day


The 6th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will be held as part of Waterpower Week in Washington on April 30th – May 2nd, 2018, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Attending METS:
  • Elaine Buck, Technical Manager

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

More details to follow.

Offshore Technology Conference @ NRG Park
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day

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The 50th Offshore Technology Conference will be held from the 30th April – 3rd May 2018, at the NRG Park, Houston, Texas.

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

Attending OTC:

  • Elaine Buck, Technical Manager
  • David Darnbinyan, Performance Test Engineer

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


  •  David Darbinyan -  ‘Downscaling Global Wave Ensemble Forecasts with Machine Learning Techniques in application to Billia Croo test site’

More details on EMEC’s attendance to follow.

To view the OTC 2018 programme, visit: OTC Technical Programme.

All-Energy 2018 @ SEC Glasgow
May 2 @ 12:30 pm – May 3 @ 1:30 pm

EMEC will be exhibiting at All-Energy, 2 – 3 May, in Glasgow.

More details on EMEC’s attendance and exhibition to follow.


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.

More details on who is attending and EMEC’s exhibition to follow.

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








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