The 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place in Edinburgh in February 2016 at the capital’s international conference centre.
This is the first time this prestigious global conference will be held in the UK.
The 2014 ICOE event was held earlier this year in Canada – with a number of Scottish ocean energy companies represented (including Aquatera and Nautricity, while Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive, Atlantis Resources, was one of the keynote speakers.)
Overall, it attracted participants from over 25 countries to Halifax, Nova Scotia which included 700 delegates, 121 exhibitors, and 220 presenters.
The 2016 event will focus on the commercial and industrial development of marine energy, in which the UK leads the world. It will be organised by the London-based Renewable UK trade association.
Closing the ICOE conference earlier this year, a spokesman for Marine Renewables Canada – the hosts – said: “ Thank you for your participation and support of ICOE 2014 – we look forward to seeing you at ICOE 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.”
Director of Renewable UK Events, Garth Halliday, said: “We are honoured to be hosting this highly prestigious event. As the UK is the world leader in marine energy, with more wave and tidal capacity installed than the rest of the world put together, this country is a fitting choice for one of the highlights of the global renewable energy calendar.
“We’ll be working hard between now and February 2016 to ensure that this event will provide an unparalleled opportunity to network and to learn more about the latest technological developments in the dynamic world of wave and tidal energy”.