The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is the global venue for exchange of information and building relationships, in order to grow a world-wide marine renewable energy industry.
ICOE was first established in 2006 and is now held every two years. It has grown to almost 1000 participants from over 40 countries and is now recognized as the world’s pre-eminent industry-development event.
The goal of the conference and exhibition is to advance industry development by sharing recent experiences from development, demonstration and technology transfer efforts. It aims to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration between companies, researchers and development centres.
It also targets engagement of operators with experience in related marine and power industry sectors.
The 5th ICOE will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 4-6 2014. It is expected to engage the developing world of marine renewable energy and continue growing industry- to- industry linkages.
This conference is very important to the Canadian marine renewable energy sector, as it will be the first international event focused on marine renewable energy to be held in Canada.
Worldwide interest in Canada, and Nova Scotia, in particular, has been growing and is evidenced by international companies seeking business opportunities associated with tidal energy development in the Bay of Fundy, major wave energy potential on the west coast, and river energy prospects throughout the country.
ICOE will serve to highlight the role that Canada will play both domestically and internationally as the sector matures with particular focus on world-leading activities in Nova Scotia. About the host organization Marine Renewables Canada is proud to be the hosting organization for the 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy.
Marine Renewables Canada is the country’s lead wave, tidal, and hydrokinetic energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain.
Since 2004, the organization has worked to identify and foster collaborative opportunities, provide information and education, and represent the best interests of the sector to advance the development of a marine renewable energy industry in Canada that can be globally competitive.
For more information about the association please visit: www.marinerenwables.ca