ICOE 2018 Normandie

Normandy welcomed the International Conference on Ocean Energy at the Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, France, from June 12th to June 14th 2018.

For this 7th edition, ICOE joined forces with Seanergy, the yearly event for marine energies in France, gathering 200 exhibitors, more than 3500 visitors and organized by Bluesign. ICOE 2018 was also supported by Normandy Region, la Manche Department, the urban community of Le Cotentin and the City of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. The content of the event was supervised by two committees of international experts led by Normandy region, through its economic development agency (ADN).

Supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through its program for technological collaboration Ocean Energy Systems (OES), the International Conference on Ocean Energy gathers every two years 900 ocean energy academic and industrial experts.

Facts and numbers about the event:

  • 3 500 participants, 36 countries
  • +220 exhibitors
  • 550 BtoB meetings
  • 140 international speakers
  • 65 research posters
  • 33 conference sessions

Documents from the ICOE 2018 conference are available in the library.


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.