Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy - ICOE2020 - 19-21 May, 2020
ICOE2020 date - 19-21 May, 2020

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Tuesday / Day 1:

Highlighting recent advancements and milestones in marine energy.

Plenary #1: 8:30–10:00 a.m. (90min) – Reflecting on the Past: International Advancements in Marine Energy

After a welcome from the conference organizers, we’ll take a look at global advancements in marine renewable energy (MRE).

Plenary #2: 4:30–6:00 p.m. (90min) – Show me the Money: Finance and Funding for Marine Energy

In this plenary, we’ll discuss how current marine energy projects are being funded by examining state policies and funding mechanisms (both public and private) that developers are leveraging. Attendees should leave the session with ideas of what to take advantage of or advocate for in their home countries.

Wednesday / Day 2:

Plenary SessionsThe Burgeoning Blue Economy & Opportunities for Marine Energy

Plenary #3: 8:00–9:00 a.m. (60min) – The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Marine Energy?

We’ll explore how to leverage trends in ocean science and the Blue Economy for the advancement of MRE.

  • What is the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and how can the marine energy industry leverage this opportunity?
  • How U.S. Sustainable Development Goals inform national environmental and energy policies
  • Current trends in ocean science and sustainable ocean development the MRE community needs to pay attention to – for example: offshore wind boom, need for more offshore aquaculture and desal, efforts to do more deep ocean mapping

Plenary #4: 4:30–6:00 p.m. (90min) – Powering the Blue Economy

A mixed panel of developers and Blue Economy partners/end-users will showcase new international opportunities in Blue Economy markets and highlight the importance of partnerships for success.

Thursday / Day 3: Closing Plenary

Plenary SessionsPlenary #5: 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (75min) – Looking to the Future: The Next ICOE & the Future of the Marine Energy Workforce

In this closing session, we’ll present the OES poster award, announce the next ICOE host, and hear from the winner of DOE’s Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC). During the concluding panel discussion, we’ll consider differing perspectives on the future of MRE internationally.

  • OES announcements
  • DOE announces winner of DOE’s Marine Energy Collegiate Competition
  • + winning team delivers 5min winning pitch to audience
  • There will be ~100 university students at ICOE because of the MECC.
  • Panel: Industry members share their perspectives on future for MRE internationally, including in Blue Economy markets

Important Dates

February 21
Submitters notified of proposal status

March 9
Full session schedule published

April 10
Early Bird Registration Discount Ends

April 27
Deadline to book sleeping room at the host hotel

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