Task 1: Review, Exchange and Dissemination of Information on Ocean Energy Systems
The objective of this Task is to collate, review and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of ocean energy systems.
Access to this information should facilitate further development and adoption of cost-effective ocean energy systems. In addition, the results of this Task will facilitate identification of further Annexes, as well as continuing to promote information exchange.
This Task has in general the following activities:
a) Preparation of the Annual Report
b) Preparation and management of other external publications (e.g. fact sheets, information sheets, posters, etc.)
c) Regular update of the Standard PowerPoint OES presentation
d) Preparation of a Newsletter issued each semester presenting most updated information exchanged by the delegates.
e) Dissemination in public events
a) Management of OES website contents and new developments
b) Assistance to the implementation of the annual online report
c) Management of LinkedIn OES group
d) Management of ICOE-conferences website (repository of past conferences)
e) Monitor Internet traffic
f) Preparation of Press Releases
WHAT IS OCEAN ENERGY?
A new video on ocean energy was prepared by the OES. The goal of the video is i) to promote ocean energy as a viable energy resource and educate decision makers as well as public about what ocean energy is and how it can contribute to a sustainable energy production, ii) to highlight recent developments, challenges faced by technologies deployed in the ocean and the need for adequate national policies to promote ocean energy, iii) to promote international collaboration.
The Annual Report includes, each year, country reports provided by each member country on ocean energy policies, R&D and technology demonstration. This is intended as the flagship document for OES activities and a marker for industry development. Members ensure that the Annual Report reaches its target audience in the respective countries and its publication is accompanied by a worldwide media release. An online version of the OES 2015 Annual Report is now available.
All Annual Reports can be found at the OES Library.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN ENERGY (ICOE)
The International Conference on Ocean Energy is the global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable marine energy. Held every two years, the goal of the conference is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts. Some OES delegates are part of the steering committee of the conference. All papers and conference material from previous conferences are available on a dedicated website managed and hosted by the OES.
THE OCEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS POSTER AWARD
The OES is the organizer of a “poster award” during the ICOE conference, a cash prize to 3 students selected by an international jury, composed by members of the OES. This award on behalf of the OES is intended to identify an early career individual expected to continue to make significant contributions in making industrial ocean energy a reality. Here you can find the awards of previous ICOE 2016.
POLICY STUDY REVIEW
A policy study review has been released in 2014. It contains a summary of the policies that each country member has adopted to promote and accelerate the uptake of ocean energy.
A new open group is now available on social media tool Linkedin named IEA Ocean Energy Systems to share information on OES activities and disseminate news.