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MARINE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES COURSE

16 - 18 Mar  2016
Den Haag, Hoofddorp and Den Oever

International course on tidal and wave energy, Salinity Gradient Power and Ocean Thermal Energy

Our oceans represent an enormous untapped resource of clean and renewable energy. In this new international course you will learn about the latest innovations taking place in tidal energy, wave energy, Salinity Gradient Power and OTEC.

Several ocean energy projects are currently being demonstrated in the Netherlands, like a floating platform for tidal stream turbines near Texel, turbines in the Afsluitdijk and Westerschelde and a pilot project using fresh water from the IJsselmeer and sea water from at the Wadden Sea to produce electricity. The insights offered by these projects on design, construction, operation and maintenance are shared with you for each technology by those who worked on the projects.

We will also look into the resource potential and the business case for various technologies and present real cases. Each day includes a site or company visit. The course offers room for (and promotes) discussion.

Learning goals Marine Energy Technologies course

In this course you will learn:

  • To understand the available technologies for marine energy and asses the feasibility of the various forms such as wave energy and tidal energy;
  • principles of operation, the design philosophies, construction, installation and maintenance;
  • how various feed-in systems work in the Netherlands, but also UK, France and Canada;
  • how to asses resource potential;
  • how to develop your own business case model.

Participants
This course is targeting engineers, policy makers, regulators and financial experts concerning renewable energy projects, energy companies, marine and energy consultants in the North Sea area.

The OES is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and
publications of the OES do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.