ICOE 2020 is Accepting Abstracts Submissions

The International Ocean Energy Conference (tidal, wave and ocean currents) submission window for abstracts for panels, oral presentations, and posters is open

Washington, D.C. — The National Hydropower Association (NHA) today announced that the upcoming 2020 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is accepting abstracts for proposed panels, individual oral presentations, and posters.

The theme for ICOE 2020 is “Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy.” The primary goals for the are event are:

  • Showcase breakthroughs in ocean energy technology research and development.
  • Prepare ocean renewable energy to benefit the larger “Blue Economy” and the electrical grid.
  • Identify research needed to further advance the state of the technology.

As part of the call for abstracts, five, secondary topic areas have also been identified. They are:

  • International Developer and Technology Showcase
  • The Future of Our Oceans and Ocean Energy’s Potential to Power the Blue Economy
  • Foundational and Cross‐Cutting Research and Development
  • Enabling the Long‐term Evolution of Ocean Energy Industries
  • How Do We Get There? Securing Funding, Supportive Policies, and Regulatory Acceptance.

Submitters will be asked to select a primary and optional secondary topic that you believe your abstract submission aligns to. A list of example abstract topics aligned with these areas is available here

The ICOE 2020 abstract submission period will close on October 11, 2019.

For more information on submitting an abstract for proposed panels, individual oral presentations, and posters, please visit the abstract portal.

For more information on the ICOE conference, please visit www.icoe2020.org

About the Event

Every two years, ICOE gathers over 800 international stakeholders, experts and exhibitors from the ocean energy sectors (tidal, wave, ocean currents, ocean thermal gradients) to discuss device innovation, new market developments and regulatory frameworks to spur commercialization. In addition to unparalleled opportunities to network and learn from industry leaders from around the world, the event provides a variety of forums for attendees to share advancements in research and technology breakthroughs.

This event is supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through Ocean Energy Systems (OES). OES is an intergovernmental group that works on international collaboration for ocean energy in order to accelerate the development of the sector and reduce the costs of these energies. NHA’s Marine Energy Council is the leading trade organization of the U.S. ocean energy industry, providing a united voice for the full spectrum of ocean energy technologies.

The event is co-located with NHA’s Annual Conference Waterpower Week in Washington. The co-location of these events demonstrates the close partnership and cooperation of waterpower technologies – conventional hydropower and ocean energy.

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy.