France is happy to welcome the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), the prestigious international event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy. ICOE is supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through Ocean Energy Systems (OES).
Organised in 2018 by BlueSign in partnership with the Normandy region, Manche Department, Le Cotentin Communauté d’Agglomération and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, ICOE will be held in Cherbourg, Normandy, from june 12th to 14th in La Cité de la Mer.
Held every two years since 2006, ICOE aims at gathering stakeholders from the sector of ocean energies (tidal, wave, salinity gradient, ocean thermal energies) and sharing the most recent experiences on research, technology transfer efforts and technological demonstration.
The purpose of the event is 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.
In 2018, ICOE will join forces with Seanergy – the largest event on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) in Europe – which brought together in 2017, 3,500 experts and professionals, 220 exhibitors and helped organizing more than 800 business meetings.
The complementarity of these two events aims to combine scientific content and business opportunities in order to:
- Disseminate recent technical experiences and demonstration from ocean energy research
- Generate business for companies of the ocean energy sector
- Promote the economic and societal dimension of ocean energy
- Attract young people to work in the ocean energy field