Every two years, the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) gathers over 800 international stakeholders, experts and exhibitors from the ocean energy sectors (tidal, wave, ocean currents, ocean thermal gradients) to discuss device innovation, new market developments and regulatory frameworks to spur commercialization. In addition to unparalleled opportunities to network and learn from industry leaders from around the world, the event provides a variety of forums for attendees to share advancements in research and technology breakthroughs.
This year’s event is scheduled to take place on May 19-21, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
The theme for ICOE 2020 is “Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy.” The event will showcase innovations in ocean energy technology research and development, prepare ocean renewable energy to benefit the larger “Blue Economy” and the electrical grid, and identify research needed to further advance the state of the technology. The event has been organized into the following key topic areas for panels, presentations and workshops:
- International Developer and Technology Showcase
- The Future of Our Oceans and Ocean Energy’s Potential to Power the Blue Economy
- Foundational and Cross-Cutting Research and Development
- Enabling the Long-term Evolution of Ocean Energy Industries
- How Do We Get There? Securing Funding, Supportive Policies, and Regulatory Acceptance
This event, which is being hosted by the National Hydropower Association (NHA), is supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through Ocean Energy Systems (OES). OES is an intergovernmental group that works on international collaboration for ocean energy in order to accelerate the development of the sector and reduce the costs of these energies. NHA’s Marine Energy Council is the leading trade organization of the U.S. ocean energy industry, providing a united voice for the full spectrum of ocean energy technologies.
The event is co-located with NHA’s Annual Conference Waterpower Week in Washington. The co-location of these events demonstrates the close partnership and cooperation of waterpower technologies – conventional hydropower and ocean energy.
About NHA’s Waterpower Week
The National Hydropower Association’s Waterpower Week is the nation’s premier hydropower and marine energy event and will be co-located with ICOE 2020. Each year, nearly 700 industry professionals and power producers and suppliers converge on the nation’s capital to shape the future of waterpower.
This 3-day jam packed event provides you the opportunity to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss the issues impacting hydropower and marine energy industry.