Virtual ICOE International Conference on Ocean Energy 2021

Start: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

End: Friday, April 30, 2021

Virtual Conference taking place April 28-30, 2021

Experience this year’s International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in a whole new way!

This unique all-virtual experience will bring together international stakeholders, experts and exhibitors from the ocean energy sectors (tidal, wave, ocean currents, ocean thermal gradients) with content and networking opportunities—available from anywhere in the world.

ICOE 2021 is working in conjunction with NHA’s Annual Conference Waterpower Week to showcase the close partnership and cooperation of conventional hydropower and ocean energy waterpower technologies. Get ready to experience the benefits of both conferences from anywhere in the world!

ICOE 2021 is hosted by the National Hydropower Association (NHA), and 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 theme for ICOE 2021 is “Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy”. NHA is excited to 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.

Key topic areas for panels, presentations and workshops include:

  • 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