ICOE Workshop: International open-water test centres
In collaboration with FORCE, EMEC held a workshop for international open-water test centres in Halifax, Canada, on 7th November 2014, 0930 – 1400. The event followed the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE).
To bring together international open-water test sites, to build on EMEC’s Global Ocean Energy symposium held in 2013, to establish the global network focused on collaborative opportunities for test centres in support of the developing ocean energy industry.
- Share updates from the last 12 months on progress and challenges from facilities around the world
- Provide a forum to discuss key R&D topics
- Identify actions to forge relationships and knowledge transfer between test sites
|09:30||Welcome and introduction|
|09:45||Introduction and updates from participants
|10:30||Workshop session 1
Objective: to identify challenges, and propose actions to overcome them.Facilitated discussion on the following topic areas:
Participants will be formed into 3 small groups, each to focus on one of the above topics in session 1, and an alternative topic in session 2.
|11:45||Workshop session 2
As above, with participants changing to a different topic.
|13:30||Feedback conclusions and action
In order to ensure focused discussion, this event was by invitation only, with a limited number of spaces available. Attendance was restricted to one representative per organisation.
Global Ocean Energy Symposium, October 2013:
In October 2013, EMEC welcomed delegates from existing and potential marine energy test centres around the world to Orkney and provided a non-stop itinerary showcasing the world-leading work taking place on the islands. The report, presentation slides and photos from the event are available to view here: http://www.emec.org.uk/global-ocean-energy/resources/