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Please check back for further details – the programme will be updated as arrangements are confirmed.

Tuesday 15th October

Servisair executive airport lounge available for delegates in Aberdeen Airport

1600 Delegate flight leaves Aberdeen airport
1650 Arrive Kirkwall, Orkney

Delegates will be met at Kirkwall airport and transported to Hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall (for duration of stay)

1900 Meet in Hotel reception and walk to welcome reception
1930 Orkney Islands Council welcome drinks reception and buffet, Kirkwall Town Hall

Wednesday 16th October

0845 Morning briefing at Ayre Hotel, function room
Morning Choice of marine renewables tours: see options A or B below

Option A: Visit Lyness marine renewables port

0940 Depart for Houton ferry terminal, ferry to Lyness
1050 Tour of facilities and wave energy devices
Scapa Flow visitor centre & museum
Viewpoint over Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow
1230 Ferry back to Houton

Option B: Visit Fall of Warness tidal test site

1000 Walk to Kirkwall Harbour
1015 Board ‘John Rae’ pilot boat and depart for Fall of Warness
1045 Tour Fall of Warness tidal test site
1300 Arrive Kirkwall Harbour

1320 Lunch at Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness
Meet the local supply chain event (with Orkney Renewable Energy Forum)
1430 All delegates board bus and depart for Billia Croo
1450 Tour of EMEC’s Billia Croo wave test site
1600 Tour of newly extended Hatston Pier and tidal energy devices
1700 Return to Ayre Hotel
1845 Meet in hotel reception for transport to dinner
1900 “Taste of Orkney” Dinner at Lynnfield Hotel, Kirkwall
“Ebb Met & Girse”
- a celebration of the very best of Orkney produce from the land & sea
- traditional and original music from Orkney
Dress: Business attire

Thursday 17th October

St Magnus Centre, Palace Road, Kirkwall

Time Session Content Speakers
0900 Welcome Introduction and objectives for the day Neil Kermode
0915 Government policy How can innovative government support advance ocean energy development?
- policy frameworks
- infrastructure and supply chain investment
- Scotland/Orkney as case study
Calum Davidson, Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Chris Stark, Head of Electricity Division, Scottish Government

09.45 Licensing and consents How can test centres help streamline the path to real sea deployments? Jennifer Norris, Research Director, EMEC
- regulatory challenges
- stakeholder engagement
- data collection from test site deployments
- the importance of a national test centre
Jim McKie, Head of Licensing Operations Team, Marine Scotland
1015 Research and Monitoring Driving forward the research agenda for the wave and tidal sector Matthew Finn, Research and Projects Coordinator
- Role of the test centre
- Current focus at EMEC
- Case Study 1: Resource Assessment
- Case Study 2: Integrated Environmental Monitoring
John Lawrence, Hydrodynamicist
David Cowan, Research and Consents Manager
1045 Coffee and breakout session Facilitated discussion to identify research agendas, and ways to foster collaboration
1115 Marine operations Learning by doing – case studies from EMEC clients:
- value of test site to developers
- challenges and progress
- global ambition
Open Hydro
Aquamarine Power
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd
Alstom (TGL)
1215 Developer Q&A Panel discussion with questions from delegates
1230 Lunch Global update – rolling slideshow featuring updates from delegates on progress in respective countries (slides to be provided in advance)
1300 Site management and safety Operational challenges:
- infrastructure management and maintenance
- health and safety
- procedures and protocols
Stuart Baird, Operations Director, EMECAlexis George, Health and Safety Manager,  The Crown Estate
1330 Standards Why do we need international standards?
- rationale and global market benefits
- progress and how to get involved
John Griffiths, Technical Director, EMEC and UK Chair, IEC Technical Committee (TC) 114
1350 Safe navigation How do we ensure effective and harmonised marine Aids to Navigation worldwide?
- Introduction to the work of IALA (The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities)
- Observations on operation of a test centre
Steven Driver, Northern Lighthouse BoardJim McKie, Head of Licensing Operations Team, Marine Scotland
1410 Operational Q&A Panel discussion with questions from delegates
1430 Coffee and breakout session Facilitated discussion – how could a Global Ocean Energy network support development of national test centres
1500 Global Ocean Energy – the next generation Summary of feedback from breakout sessions and discussion around creation of network, next steps, resulting actions
1530 Close Invitation for feedback
1545 Kirkwall sightseeing tour – choice of either Highland Park Distillery or St Magnus Cathedral
1800 Free evening: Delegates are welcome to join EMEC for an informal bar supper in the Ayre Hotel, or are free to make their own arrangements.

Friday 18th October

0630 Meet at Hotel reception for airport transfer
0740 Delegate flight departs Kirkwall airport
0835 Arrive Aberdeen

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