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Fuelling Blue Growth with Ocean Energy

Fuelling Blue Growth with Ocean Energy

Monday, 19 May, 2014 -
11:00 to 12:30

Ocean energy is the next generation of offshore renewable energy which will create opportunities for (Blue) growth, job creation, energy security and exports across the EU.

2014 has seen unprecedented levels of support for ocean energy, with the launch of the European Commission’s ‘Communication on Blue Energy’. With the best technologies, resources and infrastructures, the European ocean energy sector is on the verge of becoming a big European industrial success story.

This workshop will provide an overview of the state of the art of technology, provide the view from two world leading projects in the wave and tidal sectors, and explore the barriers they face in getting to commercialisation.

Moderator: Dr Sian George, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe


  1. Stephen Way, DNV-GL
    Ocean Energy Technologies: State-of-Play

  2. Kai Koelmel, Vice-president Hydro & Ocean Power, Siemens
    Ocean Energy – an industry perspective

  3. Brendan Barry, Emerging Energy Technologies Manager, ESBI
    The WestWave Project – a global leader

  4. Abbie Badcock-Broe, Strategy and Project Development Manager, Ocean Energy Europe
    A Market Deployment Strategy for Ocean Energy

Ocean Energy Europe – the trade association for ocean renewables