International marine energy experts from all sectors (tidal, wave and ocean currents), Abstract submission window closes Nov 22nd

Washington, D.C. — The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Energy as a sponsor for the upcoming 2020 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Washington, D.C. As a sponsor, the Energy Department’s Water Power Technology Office will assist in the development of content and programs, including its first-ever Marine Energy Collegiate Competition. The event is scheduled to take place on May 19-21, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled to have the U.S. Department of Energy as a sponsor and strategic partner for ICOE 2020, which is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the world’s next-gen renewable,” said Malcolm Woolf, NHA President and CEO. “Throughout the world, marine energy, in all its forms, is demonstrating its ability to provide clean, carbon-free energy. With each passing day ocean energy inches closer to commercialization, and ICOE 2020 will help to showcase the industry’s research and technological advancements.”

The theme for ICOE 2020 is “Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy.” The event will showcase breakthroughs in ocean energy technology research and development, prepare ocean renewable energy to benefit the larger “Blue Economy” and the electrical grid, and identify research needed to further advance the state of the technology.

The event is currently accepting abstract submissions for proposed panels, individual oral presentations and posters until Friday, November 22 at 11:59 PM ET.  Topic area include:

  • 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

Contributors can choose to submit abstracts under two distinct tracks:

  • Technical & Research Track:  The content for this track is focused on R&D and detailed scientific/technical presentations and discussions.
  • Industry & Markets Track: The content for this track is focused on industry developments and deployments, trends, new markets, supply-chain, regulation, policy and financing.

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.