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News Bulletin
11 December, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON OCEAN ENERGY LAUNCHED

OES has published a new document entitled SPOTLIGHT ON OCEAN ENERGY, highlighting worldwide key projects and political initiatives driving this new industrial sector forward.

Launched today at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2018), it provides insights of 20 ocean energy projects and five political initiatives on the OES member countries.

These projects spread over American, European, and Asian countries are good examples of the intense activity of this emerging sector in tidal and current energy, wave energy, salinity gradient and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), but there are a much larger number of relevant projects being developed world wide, which can be find at the OES interactive GIS map.

Henry Jeffrey, OES Chairman, commented: “We welcome this summary document which fully displays the encouraging level of innovation, development, and deployment in the ocean energy sector at an international level; both in terms of the range of physical devices, as well as the tailoring and focusing of policy initiatives to facilitate their commercialisation”.

The report also outlines five key policy initiatives throughout the USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, Mexico, and the European Commission. Through examples of the US Wave Energy Prize, the Seacore technical working group, the R&D centre CEMIE-Océano, the Wave Energy Scotland (WES) research, development, and innovation programme, and finally the European transnational coordination programme Oceanera-net, the note shows that the good political will is vital to help address the research and innovation challenges, empowering key stakeholders, and enabling nations to deliver affordable renewable ocean energy.


The report is available to read here: Spotlight on Ocean Energy

 


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