Press release January 01, 1970

31st ExCo MEETING, 20 - 21 OCTOBER 2016

Brief review of the 31st Executive Committee Meeting held in Singapore, on 20 - 21 October 2016.

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems (OES), within the International Energy Agency (IEA), announces the outcomes of its 31st meeting, held in Singapore, on 20 – 21 October 2016, hosted by Nanyang Technological University. Comprehensive overviews of international activities and achievements on ocean energy were shared during the ExCo meeting, and are presented below.

Major outcomes of the OES projects:

  • There is further a new task, Task 11 on OTEC, in which two groups will be working on resource assessment and state of the art of OTEC technology;
  • The Tethys Knowledge Database is continuously updated, with hundreds of journal articles, technical reports, presentations and research studies on environmental issues of marine energy projects;
  • The OES encourages to visit the Instrumentation and Sensor Database developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – it is a comprehensive searchable collection of information and user experiences for instrumentation and sensors that are relevant for testing marine energy systems in the field and laboratory;
  • A new OES report on Consenting Processes for Ocean Energy with a set of recommendations has recently been published. Fact sheets about each country on consenting processes will be made available at the OES website as well;
  • A report summarising the outputs of the OES workshop on “Ocean Energy Policy: Lessons Learnt” organised this year in Sweden by NREL and hosted by the Swedish Energy Agency will be published soon at the OES website;
  • An updated “International Vision for Ocean Energy” publication is under preparation expected to be released by the end of this year;

All publications from the OES are available at: