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OES Newsletter
News Bulletin
24 April, 2018

Annual Report for 2012

The Executive Committee of Ocean Energy Systems (OES), an IEA Technology Initiative, announces the publication of its most recent Annual Report that presents the activities undertaken by OES during 2012.

The Committee for Energy Research and Technology (CERT) confirmed on 28 February 2012 that OES had successfully secured a 3rd 5-year term and the Executive has been working since that time to begin to deliver the actions outlined in the Strategic Plan. During 2012 the following research projects and activities were conducted:

  • Communication and outreach activities, including presentations at 13 international ocean energy conferences around the world;
     
  • Phase II of the International Vision brochure and the respective modelling work in collaboration with the IEA modelling team;
     
  • Research project “Assessment of Environmental Effects and Monitoring Efforts for Ocean Wave, Tidal and Current Energy Systems” (to be concluded in March 2013);
     
  • Research project “The Exchange and Assessment of Ocean Energy Device Project Information and Experience” (initiated in 2012 and running for 3 years).

A comprehensive overview of international activities and achievements in ocean energy can be found in the country reports produced by each member country and two Observers (The Netherlands and France).

Since 2008, the Annual Report has also included a special section dedicated to articles by invited experts addressing a specific theme. This year the chosen theme is “Development of the International Ocean Energy Industry – Performance Improvements and Cost Reductions”.


Download the 2012 Annual Report here!



Energy Department Launches New Database to Support Sustainable Development of Ocean Energy Resources

As part of an international collaboration with the International Energy Agency, the Energy Department today launched a new database that includes results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal and current energy development worldwide. Called “Tethys,” after the Greek titaness of the ocean, the database will help industry regulators and energy project developers deploy sustainable ocean energy projects in an environmentally responsible manner.

The database is accompanied by a final report, which contains syntheses of existing information from around the world for research and monitoring efforts that are related to three particular environmental issues of potential concern. These include physical interactions between animals and tidal turbines, the acoustic impact of ocean energy devices on marine organisms, and the effects of energy removal on physical systems (e.g. hydrodynamics, sediment transport). Those summaries are presented as case studies within the report and contain descriptions of environmental monitoring efforts and research studies, lessons learned, and analyses of remaining information gaps. This final report draws largely on information from the database, and from two workshops each comprised of over 50 international experts held in 2010 and 2012 as part of the Annex IV project. 

 

Read more about Tethy here

Download the final Annex IV report here


Latest News

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Webinar series in the offshore energy sector in No...

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has launched a webinar series to highlight recent and ongoing research in the offshore energy sector in Nova Scotia.

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UK Ocean Energy Review 2017

The Policy and Innovation Group at the University of Edinburgh have released their UK Ocean Energy Review for 2017.

Posted on 23-03-2018
Workshop “Case Studies on Social and Economic Ef...

Save your place at Annex IV and ORJIP Ocean Energy’s upcoming workshop in
Kirkwall, Orkney on 23rd April 2018.

Posted on 16-03-2018
MRE Data and Information Sharing Webinar Available...

As the marine renewable energy (MRE) industry grows, there is a need to document progress and learn from past practices.

Posted on 12-03-2018
Press release: Annual report 2017 published

New OES Annual Report Highlights International Collaborative Projects Advancing Ocean Energy

Upcoming Events

30.Apr - 02.May.2018
Marine Energy Technology Symposium

The 6th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will be held as part of Waterpower Week.

30.Apr - 02.May.2018
Waterpower Week

IMREC, METS and NHA’s Annual Conference have teamed up to give you a 3-day jam packed event to network and discuss about policy change and government affairs.

02 - 03.May.2018
All Energy 2018

All-Energy’s mission is to enable the UK renewable energy community to interact, conduct business, network and learn, whether face-to-face or online.

28 - 31.May.2018
OTO 2018 - OCEANS’18 MTS/IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018

Call for abstract is available

12 - 14.Jun.2018
ICOE 2018

International Conference on Ocean Energy

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Disclaimer:
Ocean Energy Systems (OES), also known as the Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) on Ocean Energy Systems, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of the OES do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.


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