About the 2014 International Conference on Ocean Energy

Canada welcomes the 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), the global event focused on the industrial development of marine renewable energy. Hosted by Marine Renewables Canada in partnership with the Government of Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, and Offshore Energy Research Association, the 2014 ICOE will be a North American first. The 2014 ICOE Chairman is Graham Curren, Director Marine Business Development at J D Irving Limited.

ICOE is the global venue for exchange of information and building relationships, in order to grow a world-wide marine renewable energy industry. ICOE was first established in 2006 and is now held every two years. It has grown to almost 1000 participants from almost 40 countries, had a significant tradeshow in 2012, and is now recognized as the world’s pre-eminent industry-development event.

The goal of the conference and exhibition is to advance industry development by sharing recent experiences from development, demonstration and technology transfer efforts. It aims to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration between companies, researchers and development centres. It also targets engagement of operators with experience in related marine and power industry sectors.

This year’s conference is expected to engage the developing world of marine renewable energy and continue growing industry- to- industry linkages. We will also continue to strengthen the engagement of the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE), ensuring that the young professionals who will build this industry connect with its current pioneers.

About the Organizers

Marine Renewables Canada

ICOE is delivered be a national/regional marine renewable energy agency or association and/or government energy development agency or utility. Marine Renewables Canada is proud to be the host for ICOE 2014. Marine Renewables Canada is the country’s lead wave, tidal, and hydrokinetic energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain.

The International ICOE Committee

ICOE is guided by an international committee of approximately 20 members from almost a dozen countries. Membership evolves with each offering, but the development of ICOE is guided by a charter based on the experience with the first four events. Click HERE to view the ICOE Charter.

Past Events

The Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, which operates under a framework established by the  International Energy Agency in Paris. OES supports ICOE by development and maintenance of a dedicated website which contains information about each past ICOE event, including an open public archive with over 400 published papers.

ICOE Archive – Past Events – includes materials, papers, presentations etc. from past events.

Following are the current ICOE International Committee members: