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Zhaoqing YANG

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Chief Scientist

Dr. Zhaoqing Yang is a Chief Scientist at the Marine Sciences Laboratory of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Yang’s research covers broad areas related to estuarine and coastal processes,…

    Yves CHARDARD

    SUBSEA TECH, CEO

    Graduated from the French Public Works Engineering School and from the French Institute of Petroleum, Yves Chardard started his career working for Total, then Comex and Stolt Offshore in the framework of offshore construction…

    Yago TORRE ENCISO

    BiMEP, Technical Director

    Technical Director of the Biscay Marine Energy Platform, BiMEP. Previously he worked for the Investment and grants department of the Basque Energy Agency. Among the projects and tasks he developed, there is the promotion…

    Vincent NEARY

    Sandia National Laboratories, MHK Lead for the Water Power Technologies Program

    Dr. Vincent Neary is the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Technology Lead for the Water Power Technologies Program at Sandia National Laboratories. His research contributions in this area include hydrodynamic and wave modeling for tidal,…

    Vincent GOURMEL

    Tidal farm technical manager, Naval Energies

    Tuula MÄKI

    AW-Energy, Certification and Product Quality Manager

    Dr. Tuula Mäki is the Certification and Product Quality Manager of AW-Energy. AW-Energy is the company that develops WaveRoller wave energy converter. Tuula has worked for AW-Energy for four years and previously hold the…

    Tony WRIGHT

    Fundy FORCE, General Manager

    Tony Wright is the General Manager of Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) – Canada’s leading research centre for in-stream tidal energy. Situated in the Minas Passage on the Bay of Fundy, the…

    Tony LEWIS

    Ocean Energy, CTO

    Chief Technical Officer (2015-)– Ocean Energy – a technology development company working in the field of offshore renewable energy, developing floating wave energy devices. Emeritus Beaufort Professor, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland Currently Co-PI…

    Tom WALSH

    Tom Walsh, ‎Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ‎Atlantis Resources Limited

    Tom joined Atlantis Resources in 2013 where he is Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs focusing on market, business and project development activities in the UK, Europe and Asian markets. Prior to Atlantis, Tom…

    Tom DENNISS

    Waves Swell Energy, CEO

    Tom Denniss B.Math, B.Sc (Honours Class 1), PhD - Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Tom has a PhD in Mathematics and Oceanography and has been involved in the wave energy industry for over 25…

      Tim RAMSEY

      Program Manager for Marine and Hydrokinetic, US Department of Energy

      Tim MUNDON

      Chief Engineed, Oscilla Power

      Dr. Tim Mundon is the Chief Engineer at Oscilla Power and responsible for the design and development of the Oscilla Power Triton Wave Energy Converter.  Tim received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh…

      Tianna BLOISE

      University of Edinburgh, Research Associate in Marine Energy

      Tianna is a Civil Engineer, currently working as a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, developing a Global Economic Model for wave energy technologies, evaluating levelised cost of energy, life cycle assessment and…

      Sylvain GUILLOU

      University of Caen, Professor

      Sylvain Guillou was born in France in 1968. After studies axed around fluid mechanics and numerical modeling (University of Le Havre, ECN, France), he developed skills in the modeling of estuarine and coastal flows…

        Srikanth NARASIMALU

        Nanyang Technological University, Program Director

        Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth is with Energy research institute as a Program Director and Senior Scientist leading the offshore marine renewable research. He has more than 25 years of Industrial experience and earlier he was…

        Simon ROBERTSON

        University of Edinburgh, Research Associate

        Simon Robertson is a renewable energy expert with over 13 years of industry experience including hydropower, wave, tidal and offshore wind energy. Simon started his career as a project developer for a major European…

        Simon CHEESEMAN

        Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Wave & Tidal Energy Specialist

        Simon Cheeseman is an experienced Marine Engineer having worked in both the commercial and public sectors. He joined the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind,…

        Sheila PATERSON

        COVE, COO

        As Chief Operating Officer, Sheila has been instrumental in the development of the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship. Located on the deep-water port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, COVE is a collaborative space where…

        Senator Arnie Roblan

        Senator, State of Oregon, USA

          Sean FERGUSON

          National Research Council of Canada, Research Council Officer

          Sean Ferguson is a researcher with the Ocean, Coastal, and River Engineering Research Centre of the National Research Council of Canada. He has a background in water resources engineering with a bachelor’s degree from…

          Sankhadeep CHAKRABORTY

          Black & Veatch, Senior Analyst

          Sankhadeep Chakraborty is a Sr. Analyst and is assigned to Black & Veatch (Thailand). Ltd. He has more than 10 years of professional experience; expertise in handling the complete project operations in Combined Cycle…

          Sandra FARWELL

          Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Director, Sustainable & Renewable Energy

          Sandra leads the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Division at the Nova Scotia Department of Energy responsible for policy and program development in the renewable energy sector.  Nova Scotia is focused on research, innovation, public…

          Russell DMYTRIW

          Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia, Director of Research

          Russell is Director of Research at the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA), where he coordinates projects in geoscience and tidal energy research. In 2008, Russell led the environmental impact assessment for…

          Romain MIGNE

          RTE, Project Manager

          Romain Migné has been working for Rte for more than ten years where he’s currently head of the R&D for substations assets. He is the secretary of the CIGRÉ Study Committee B3 « Substations”…

          Romain CHICHEPORTICHE

          Journalist, GREEN UNIVERS

            Rémy PASCAL

            INNOSEA, Project Manager

            Rémy Pascal is an experienced wave energy researcher, who's been involved in the field since 2005. Remy first specialised into the field of tank testing and WEC hydrodynamics during his PhD research activities at…

            Rémi GRUET

            CEO, Ocean Energy Europe

              Régis LENG

              Monitoring and IoT Program Director, RTE

              With a strong IT background and wide range of management experience within the Transmission System Operator’s business (Maintenance, HR, IT and Market operations), Régis LENG is now in charge of Rte’s monitoring and IoT…

              Rebecca KAVANAGH

              Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland, MSP & SEA Researcher

              Rebecca has recently graduated from the International Centre  of Island Technology, Heriot-Watt University in the Orkney Islands. She obtained an MSc in Marine Planning for Sustainable Development. Prior to completing her MSc she obtained…

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              Ravindran PALLANIAPPAN

              Program Manager, Global Research & Innovation Centre at ClassNK Singapore

              Ravindran has over 10 years’ experience in the cleantech and maritime industries. His passion for R&D and innovation has helped bridge a variety of projects from infancy stage to commercialization stage. He is now…

                Ralf STARZMANN

                SCHOTTEL Hydro, Sales Director and Head of Hydrodynamics

                Ralf Starzmann graduated as a mechanical engineer of the University. of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007. Until 2008 he worked with Voith Hydro in their ocean energy department on wave and tidal energy devices. In…

                Peter SCHEIJGROND

                DMEC, Ocean Energy Specialist

                Peter Scheijgrond is one of the ambassadors for the international ocean energy sector having worked in this field for over 20 years and bringing cohesion and cooperation in the ‘energy from water’ sector. He…

                Peter HUTTGES

                Coastal Business Manager, Atlantic Towing Ltd

                  Per SALOMONSSON

                  Midroc Project Management, Senior Consultant

                  Per Salomonsson is working with sustainable energy projects within Midroc Project Management since 2015. Per has a M.Sc degree in Engineering Physics and has more than 20 years’ experience of R&D from the automotive…

                  Pedro VINAGRE

                  WavEC, Research and Project Manager

                  Pedro Vinagre has a Degree in Biology, M.Sc. in Ecology and Ph.D. in Biosciences – Marine Ecology, concluded at the University of Coimbra. During his academic period, Pedro Vinagre worked at addressing gaps in…

                  Paul GRIFFITHS

                  EM-Normandie, Professor of Banking and Fintech

                  Paul is co-founder and Past-President of ADEMAR, the business association to develop marine energy in Chile. Paul is Professor of Banking and Fintech at EM-Normandie. His interests in research bridge across the fields of…

                  Patrik MÖLLER

                  CorPower Ocean, CEO

                  Patrik Möller is the CEO of CorPower Ocean, a Swedish wave energy developer bringing a step change improvement to the efficiency of harvesting wave energy. Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building…

                  Patrick CROSS

                  Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Program Manager

                  Patrick Cross (PhD, Meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School), completed a 20-year Naval officer career in submarines and meteorology/oceanography in 2006, culminating in a tour as Force Oceanographer for the Pacific submarine force based at Pearl…

                  Pablo RUIZ-MINGUELA

                  TECNALIA, Head of Wave Energy

                  Mr Pablo Ruiz-Minguela is Head of Wave Energy at TECNALIA, where he leads R&D activities related to the development of wave energy technologies both at national and international level. From 2008 to 2010 he…

                  Pablo MANSILLA

                  Magallanes Renovables, Manager

                  Pablo Mansilla, PhD in engineer by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Pablo has worked in the development of many technical projects in different sectors and has been the Technical Director of Magallanes…

                  Olivier BENYESSAAD

                  Bureau Veritas, Subsea and Ocean Energy Market Leader

                  Olivier Benyessaad  is the Subsea & Ocean Energy market leader within the Marine & Offshore Division of Bureau Veritas. When Olivier got his engineering degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering at the French…

                  Oliver WRAGG

                  Commercial Director, EMEC

                  As EMEC’s Commercial Director, Oliver is responsible for providing a strategic business development regime to drive growth within the company. He joined EMEC in October 2013 following seven years’ experience in the marine renewables…

                    Nolwenn QUILLIEN

                    France Energies Marines, Research Fellow

                    Nolwenn Quillien has joined France Energies Marines (FEM), the French reference institute for MRE research and development, a year ago to work on the ABIOP (Accounting for BIOfouling through established Protocols of quantification) project. …

                    Nicolas WALLET

                    EMEC, EU Programme Manager

                    Nicolas Wallet is a Programme Manager for the European Marine Energy Centre, based in Orkney. With a background in European and International law, Nic has an over 10 years’ experience in marine renewables and…

                    Nicolas PICARD

                    Project Manager/Expert in local partnerships, EDF-EN

                    Nicolas LARIVIERE-GILLET

                    Marine Renewable Energy Engineer, Bureau Veritas

                      Nick BAKER

                      Senior Lecturer, Electrical Power Research Group, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

                      Dr Baker received a PhD in the design of linear generators for wave energy from Durham University in 2003. He subsequently designed and built a 30kW low speed linear generator and test rig for…

                        Neil KERMODE

                        EMEC, Managing Director

                        Neil has been the Managing Director of EMEC - the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters – since 2005, and has overseen the deployment of more marine energy technologies in…

                          Nathalie ALMONACID

                          MERIC, MRE Guidelines and Transfer of Technology Coordinator

                          Currently working in the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center, MERIC, in Chile. Following studies of Geophysics, research in marine energy in Chile and worked as an analyst for wind energy projects, obtained a…

                          NagaSureshKumar YADAVALLI

                          Asset Management, Mytrah Energy

                            Miguel SANTOS-HERRAN

                            University of Edinburgh, Research Associate

                            Miguel is an Industrial Engineer, with an MSc in Offshore Renewable Energy, dedicated to Ocean Energy. His MSc thesis focused on the experimental testing of the hydrodynamics of a scaled floating offshore wind concept.…

                            Michael HENRIKSEN

                            Wavepiston, CEO

                            Michael Henriksen, M.Sc. Bus. & Ec., CEO in Wavepiston. He has worked with the Wavepiston development for 4 years. He has a background in project management and the financial industry.

                            Michael ABUNDO

                            Managing Director, Ocean Pixel

                            Michael Abundo is the Managing Director of OceanPixel – based in Singapore with presence in the Philippines and activities throughout the South East Asian region. He is a green techno-preneur who specializes in ocean/marine…

                              Maxime BELLORGE

                              AKROCEAN, Project Sales Director

                              Maxime Bellorge has a dual degree in industrial engineering and project management and he is involved in international maritime projects since 9 years. He led several multimillion maritime projects from design phase to commissioning…

                                Matthijs SOEDE

                                Research Programme Officer, European Commission

                                  Martin VON BÜLOW

                                  Wavepiston, CTO

                                  Martin von Bülow, B.Sc. Mech. Eng., CTO in Wavepiston and one of the inventors. He has worked with the Wavepiston development for 10 years. He has a background in product development.

                                  Martin EDLUND

                                  Minesto, CEO

                                  Dr Martin Edlund has for the last twenty years combined management consulting and strategy research collaboration with world-class technology companies such as ABB, GE, LM Ericsson and SKF. Today, he leads Swedish marine energy…

                                  Marlène KIERSNOWSKI

                                  Development Manager, SEENEOH Tidal Test Site

                                  Marlène KIERSNOWSKI holds a diploma of Political Science and a Master Degree in European Law. She is particularly interested in marine renewable energies and has worked in this sector successively within the Regional Government…

                                  Mark LEYBOURNE

                                  Associate Director, ITPEnergised

                                  Dr. Mark Leybourne is an Associate Director in ITPEnergised’s offshore renewable energy group, based in Bristol, UK. He studied at the University of Southampton, completing an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and an Engineering…

                                  Marco SEPULVEDA

                                  Fundacion Chile, Project Manager

                                  Marco is Project Manager of Marine Energy Projects at Fundacion Chile. He is performeing the cost modelling of marine energy projects in Chile and identification of potential local supply chain. Fundacion Chile (FCh) is…

                                  Marcelle ASKEW

                                  VP Communications and Special Projects, Seabased

                                  Marcelle Askew is Vice President of Communications and Special Projects for the Swedish wave power company Seabased (www.seabased.com), a global market leader in scalable wave energy parks. She has extensive international expertise in marketing…

                                    Marc LE BOULLUEC

                                    Engineer, Ifremer

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                                      Marc LAFOSSE

                                      President, BlueSign

                                      Lynn ADAMS

                                      Director, Energy and Environment Policy, Atlantic Canada Energy Office

                                        Luís GATO

                                        University of Lisbon, Associate Professor

                                        Luís Gato (Principal Researcher) is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, holds a first degree and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, from IST (Title of doctoral…

                                          Luca CASTELLINI

                                          Energy R&D and BD Manager, UmbraGroup

                                          Luca Castellini is the R&D and BD Manager of UMBRAGROUP Energy Unit. He is working on the innovation for aircraft electric powertrains and PTO systems for wave energy converters. He graduated (M.Sc) in aerospace…

                                          Liz FOUBISTER

                                          Specialist, XODUS GROUP

                                          Liz has worked for the energy consultancy Xodus Group Limited since 2007 when they bought the environmental consultancy AURORA Environmental Limited that she had co-founded.  With over 25 years’ experience as a consultant she…

                                          Leonore VAN VELZEN

                                          University of Edinburgh, Research Associate

                                          Leonore is a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Technology with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering. She has experience in the renewable ocean energy sector with internships at the Wave Energy Centre (WavEC) and…

                                          Laurent VATEY

                                          Juriste, BESSE

                                          Specialist in risks covered by CAR/ALOP and by Property Damage and Business Interruption insurances MRE risks specialist

                                            Laurent SMAGGHE

                                            Industry Relations Manager, EDF-EN

                                            Laurent SCHNEIDER-MAUNOURY

                                            CEO, Naval Energies

                                              Ken TAKAGI

                                              Professor, University of Tokyo

                                                Karmenu VELLA

                                                European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

                                                Karmenu Vella is the European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. He was born in Malta on June 1950. Mr Vella graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and later obtained a Master of…

                                                  Jonathan COLBY

                                                  Chair, IEC TC114

                                                  Jonathan Colby is the Director of Technology Performance for Verdant Power.  His work includes turbine design and load predictions, hydrodynamic modeling and analysis, and site operation responsibilities, including environmental and regulatory considerations. He serves…

                                                    Jon LEKUBE

                                                    Basque Energy Agency, Project Engineer

                                                    Jon Lekube was born in Mutriku, Spain, in 1987. He received the B.Eng. degree in telecommunication engineering and the M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering and renewable energy systems from the University of the Basque…

                                                      Jon HARDWICK

                                                      University of Exeter, Associate Research Fellow

                                                      Jon Hardwick has been working at the University of Exeter since 2012 initially conducting research into turbulent eddies at a tidal energy sites. Jon has worked on the DTOcean project, an EU FP7 funded…

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                                                      John Huckerby

                                                      former Chairman of OES and Director at Power Projects Limited (USA/New Zealand)

                                                      Dr. John Huckerby is an energy industry consultant with 33+ years’ experience of working on renewable energy and fossil fuel projects. He has provided consulting services to Governments and private companies in the United…

                                                      Johannes HÜFFMEIER

                                                      Research Institute of Sweden, Senior Project Manager

                                                      Johannes is a senior project manager at RISE, the Research Institute of Sweden. He is leading projets related to risk, reliability ans safety within offshore renewables and shipping.

                                                      Jochem WEBER

                                                      National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chief Engineer of the Water Power Program

                                                      Jochem Weber is Chief Engineer of the Water Power Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, USA. Jochem holds degrees in mechanical engineering (design), physical engineering (fluid & system dynamics) and a PhD…

                                                      Joao CRUZ

                                                      Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers, Founder

                                                      Joao Cruz co-founded Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers (CA) in 2015. After over 15 years in the marine renewables sector, Joao has unique industry experience having worked for leading technology developers, large engineering consultancies and…

                                                      Jillian HENDERSON

                                                      Research Engineer, Wave Energy Scotland

                                                      Jean-Luc LONGEROCHE

                                                      CEO, GEPS Techno

                                                      Jean-François SIMON

                                                      Hydroquest, CEO

                                                      Jean-François Simon is an Ecole Centrale engineer (France), and  a MBA UCLA graduate (USA). He has spent several years overseas, mainly in the USA and in South Africa. He has a passion for entrepreneurship…

                                                      Jean-François FILIPOT

                                                      France Energies Marines, Scientific Director

                                                      Dr Jean-François Filipot got his civil engineer degree from Ecole des Ponts before earning a PhD dealing with wave modeling wave breaking in 2010. He pursued his research at the University of Hawaii through…

                                                      Jean-Christophe ALLO

                                                      SABELLA, Commercial Director

                                                      Jean-Christophe ALLO graduated from Mines Nantes engineering school with management and energy projects skills in 2010. He then got a post-master degree in marine renewable energies. He joined SABELLA in 2012 as project manager.…

                                                      Jean CHARVET

                                                      RTE, Project Manager

                                                      Jean Charvet was born in 1985 in France. He studied Electrical Engineering at Supélec in Paris and Wind Power Systems at Royal Institute of Technology for an Erasmus program in Stockholm. In 2008 he…

                                                      Jason SCHOFIELD

                                                      Green Marine UK, CEO

                                                      Jason currently heads up Green Marine which is a marine operations company specialising in Wave & Tidal device installations and maintenance. Having spent 25 years at sea gaining knowledge of real sea conditions he decided…

                                                      Jason HAYMAN

                                                      Managing Director, Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd

                                                      Jan VANDENBROECK

                                                      Resident Manager France, DEME

                                                      James DONEGAN

                                                      ORPC, Director of European Operations and Lead Electrical Engineer

                                                      James Donegan’s role within ORPC is Director of European Operations and Lead Electrical Engineer. Based at ORPC Ireland in Dublin, Mr. Donegan leads the design and manufacture of ORPC’s permanent magnet generators, electrical control…

                                                      Izan LE CROM

                                                      SEM REV, Engineer

                                                      Izan le Crom is responsible for the operations at SEM-REV test site, and is in charge of FLOATGEN mooring procurement and installation contracting phases.

                                                      Iratxe ARRAIBI

                                                      ZUNIBAL

                                                        Ibon LARREA

                                                        DITREL, Industrial Engineer

                                                        Ibon Larrea is an industrial engineer from the Superior School of Engineering of Bilbao, specialized in graphic expression and project management. International certification in project management (PMP) and Superior Technician in labour risk prevention. He started his…

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                                                        Henry JEFFREY

                                                        Chairman of OES, Senior Research Fellow at University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

                                                        Hamid GUALOUS

                                                        Director, LUSAC Laboratory, University of Caen

                                                          Hakim MOUSLIM

                                                          INNOSEA, CEO

                                                          Hakim is an offshore engineer with significant experience in the management of offshore projects. As head of INNOSEA, Hakim has managed INNOSEA’s team for the execution of more than 120 reference projects in offshore…

                                                          Gregory PINON

                                                          University of Le Havre, Associate Professor

                                                          Gregory PINON is an associate professor at the Normandy University (Le Havre). He is carrying research in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Laboratory of Wave and Complex Media in Le Havre (France), a joint…

                                                            Gordon DALTON

                                                            UCC, Economics Engineer Marine Ocean Renewable Energy

                                                            Dr. Dalton is an Ocean Renewable Energy Economics Engineer, a staff member of MaREI Research centre, UCC, Cork Ireland. His specialty is techno-economics, socio-economics and business plans. Gordon is the lead coordinator of the…

                                                            Giacomo POLITI

                                                            Trinity College Dublin, PhD

                                                            Giacomo is born in Fiesole on the 8th of February 1990. He has got his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, in the University of Florence writing his thesis on the characterization of a heaving…

                                                            Gerry SUTTON

                                                            MaREI, Senior Research Fellow

                                                            Gerry is a Senior Research Fellow at MaREI (marine and renewable energy Ireland), University College Cork, where he leads the Coastal Dynamics and Marine Systems thematic area. Gerry's primary degree in Marine Biology combines…

                                                            Gavin MCPHERSON

                                                            Nova Innovation, Head of Policy and Research

                                                            Gavin McPherson is Head of Policy and Research for Nova Innovation. Gavin has ten years' experience working in the energy sector as an analyst, consultant, engineer and manager. In 2005 Gavin founded energy consultancy…

                                                            Gareth DAVIES

                                                            Aquatera Ltd, Managing Director

                                                              Gaële PERRET

                                                              Associate Professor, University of Le Havre

                                                                Frédérick LELARGE

                                                                Industrial Manager France, OpenHydro - Naval Energies

                                                                In charge of the global development for tidal energies in Cherbourg since 2016: Coordination and industrial support of the maintenance works in progress, industrialisation of the next facility currently in construction, industrialisation of the…

                                                                Frédéric MOSCA

                                                                PYTHEAS Technology, CEO

                                                                Frédéric is graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lille in 2005. In parallel with the preparation of a thesis in medical imaging at Telecom ParisTech, he is in charge of the piezoelectric transducer department of…

                                                                François RENELIER

                                                                BESSE, Deputy Director of the industrial & services business unit

                                                                A lawyer by training, François Renelier has acquired a specialization in the field of civil liability and contracts, both in private law and in public law. He was first insurer, in charge of the…

                                                                  Francisco GARCIA LORENZO

                                                                  Wedge Global, CEO

                                                                  He is an industrial engineer (ICAI, Madrid) with an MBA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Sloan), and currently Wedge Global Director/Chief Executive Officer. His 20 years professional career has been entirely pursued in…

                                                                  Foad ZAHEDI

                                                                  General Manager, Jifmar Offshore Services

                                                                  Geotechnical engineer, Foad ZAHEDI has spent all his professional life serving the offshore Oil & Gas industry. After having experienced West Africa on offshore drill ships for majors such as TOTAL, ELF, TEXACO, Foad…

                                                                    Félix GORINTIN

                                                                    INNOSEA, Head of MRE Market Advisory and Strategy

                                                                    Félix oversees most financial and techno-economic studies. He has technical and economic experience in the performance and the economic modelling of Offshore Renewable Systems and production farms (CAPEX-OPEX). He personally lead several studies for…

                                                                    Erik FRIIS-MADSEN

                                                                    Wave Dragon, CEO

                                                                    MSc. Erik Friis-Madsen is the inventor of the Wave Dragon wave energy converter and CEO of the Wave Dragon company. He has published several papers among which: “The development of a Wave Dragon 1.5…

                                                                    Endika ALDAITURRIAGA GARCIA

                                                                    Oceantec Energias Marinas, Head of Engineering

                                                                      Encarni MEDINA-LOPEZ

                                                                      University of Ediburgh, Research Associate

                                                                      Encarni Medina-Lopez, Research Associate in Marine Energy. She is a Civil and Environmental Engineer specialised in analytical and numerical modelling of Marine Energy Converters. After finishing her PhD, she joined the Policy and Innovation…

                                                                      Emmanuel POIZOT

                                                                      University of Caen, Geosciences Engineer

                                                                      Engineer in geosciences at Cnam-Intechmer Member of LUSAC research laboratory, Caen University

                                                                        Emmanuel BROCHARD

                                                                        VP Business Development Europe & Caribbean, Naval Energies

                                                                        Emmanuel graduated from Audencia Business School in France in 1996. After 10 years in marketing and international business development positions in the import sector and the chemical industry, he joined Naval Group in 2006…

                                                                          Emeline PETTEX

                                                                          Cohabys (Adera), Marine Biologist

                                                                          Emeline Pettex is a marine biologist and a specialist of marine top predators. She obtained a PhD from the University of Montpellier 2 in 2011, where she has studied the foraging ecology of seabirds…

                                                                          Edwin SCHOUTEN

                                                                          Blue Motion Energy, Managing Director

                                                                          Studied Process Technology, specializing in environmental technology. He has contributed to a range of R&D projects ranging from soil sanitation to water purification/ treatment technology from 1988 to 1996 and he developed patent experience.…

                                                                            Drew BLAXLAND

                                                                            Director of Turbines and Engineering, Atlantis

                                                                            Drew joined Atlantis in 2007. With over 30 years of global: business, technology, finance, risk and general management leadership, he brings a wealth of broad strategic and operational expertise to the team across innovation…

                                                                              Dorleta MARINA

                                                                              Technical Project Manager, BIMEP

                                                                                Diane DHOME

                                                                                SABELLA, Project Manager

                                                                                Diane DHOMÉ is a project manager at SABELLA, a French company developing a tidal turbine technology. She followed engineering studies at the École des Mines de Nantes, France, with a specialization in energy systems,…

                                                                                Declan MEALLY

                                                                                Head of Department - Emerging Sectors, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

                                                                                  Dean STEINKE

                                                                                  CEO, Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd.

                                                                                    Davide MAGAGNA

                                                                                    Joint Research Center, Scientific Officer

                                                                                    Davide Magagna is a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre,  the European Commission's science and knowledge service. Dr Magagna holds a PH.D in ocean energy from the University of Southampton (UK) . Dr.…

                                                                                      David TAAFFE

                                                                                      Director – Project Delivery, Atlantis Resources Ltd

                                                                                      David joined Atlantis in 2011. He has since played a lead role in Atlantis’s flagship MeyGen project from early concept design and development through to financial close, and construction works into operations and maintenance.…

                                                                                        David LANGSTONE

                                                                                        Programme Manager, Wave Energy Scotland

                                                                                          David JONES

                                                                                          Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, CEO

                                                                                          David has worked in marine specific project management for over 15 years, specialising in coastal and marine cross sector partnership working. His expertise lies in mediating between a wide range of potentially conflicting interests,…

                                                                                          David CROOKS

                                                                                          Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

                                                                                          David is a mechanical engineer who specialises in the physical and numerical modelling and analysis of wave energy converters. For his PhD, David parametrically characterised the nonlinearities that influence Oscillating Wave Surge Converter behaviour.…

                                                                                            Cyril GIRY

                                                                                            Energie de la Lune, Oceanographer

                                                                                            After a PhD Thesis at MARUM, University of Bremen, Cyril has worked since 2012 at Energie de la Lune - engineering firm in applied oceanography for Marine renewables. In charge of all technical and…

                                                                                            Cristian ESCAURIAZA

                                                                                            MERIC, Principal Investigator

                                                                                            Professor Cristian Escauriaza works on environmental fluid mechanics and sediment transport in river and coastal systems. He has specialized on the study of complex turbulent flows in nature, and on the characterization of transport…

                                                                                            Craig CHANDLER

                                                                                            Mersey Consulting Ltd, President

                                                                                            Craig Chandler is a professional engineer with over 20 years of technical and project management experience in renewable energy and regulatory compliance. Craig’s technical focus is Marine Renewable Energy, specifically the development of the…

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                                                                                            Chris Campbell

                                                                                            Strategic Advisor, Marine Renewables Canada

                                                                                            Chris is a marine scientist and leader in development of Canada’s ocean economy. With a Bsc from Wales, a PhD from Newfoundland, he has worked in France, Newfoundland and British Columbia. Trained in biology,…

                                                                                              Cathy FROST

                                                                                              Account Manager, ALOCIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

                                                                                                Burke HALES

                                                                                                NNMREC, Project PI

                                                                                                  Bruce CAMERON

                                                                                                  Envigour Policy Consulting

                                                                                                  Bruce Cameron is former Executive Director Electricity, Renewables and Efficiency with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. Following his retirement in 2016, he became Principal Consultant for Envigour Policy Consulting Inc.  Envigour in Halifax,…

                                                                                                  Bob COLCLOUGH

                                                                                                  Senior Naval Architect, James Fisher Marine Services

                                                                                                    Blandine BATTAGLIA

                                                                                                    SABELLA, Project Engineer

                                                                                                    Blandine Battaglia joined SABELLA as project engineer in 2016, after finishing her studies at ENSTA ParisTech, with a specialization in Offshore Energies and Naval Architecture. She works on the development of the pilot tidal…

                                                                                                    Bastien TAORMINA

                                                                                                    France Energies Marines / IFREMER, PhD

                                                                                                    Bastien is a PhD student working at France Energies Marines and IFREMER in Brest (France) on the subject of potential impacts of submarine power cables associated to marine renewable energy project developments on benthic communities.…

                                                                                                      Arturo TRONCOSO

                                                                                                      Chair, ADEMAR

                                                                                                        Anne-Marie GROLLEAU

                                                                                                        Corrosion Expert, Naval Group Research

                                                                                                          Anna GARCIA-TERUEL

                                                                                                          University of Edinburgh, PhD

                                                                                                          Anna is a Mechanical Engineer specialised in Energy and Process Engineering working towards a PhD in wave energy systems. Her research focuses on the optimisation of the shape of a point absorber's floating body…

                                                                                                          Ann DALLMAN

                                                                                                          Sandia National Laboratories, Senior R&D Engineer

                                                                                                          Ann Dallman is a senior member of the technical staff in the Water Power Technologies Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Some of her recent work has focused on characterizing the wave environment at selected…

                                                                                                          Andrew YOUNGER

                                                                                                          Author, public speaker & consultant

                                                                                                          The Honourable Andrew Younger is a former Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a former marine biologist and journalist, with experience designing and running…

                                                                                                          Andrew WANT

                                                                                                          Heriot-Watt University, Research Associate

                                                                                                          Dr. Andrew Want is a Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University working on the NERC-funded BioFREE project with the European Marine Energy Centre. Research interests include biofouling, ecological interactions with marine renewable energy installations, high-exposure…

                                                                                                          Andrew SMITH

                                                                                                          CEO, Deja Blue Consulting

                                                                                                          Andrew SCOTT

                                                                                                          Scotrenewables, CEO

                                                                                                          Andrew Scott - CEO of Scotrenewables has worked in the marine renewable energy sector for 15 years. Prior to joining Scotrenewables Tidal Power as CEO in September 2015, Andrew had worked with Pelamis Wave…

                                                                                                          Andrew CORNETT

                                                                                                          National Research Council of Canada, Program Leader, Marine infrastructure, Energy & Water Resources

                                                                                                          Dr. Cornett is a Principal Researcher and Program Leader with the Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre of the National Research Council of Canada, where he leads a multidisciplinary program of technical R&D…

                                                                                                          Andrés SANCHEZ NIETO

                                                                                                          Wedge Global, Researcher

                                                                                                          Andrés is a physicist with a master degree in Renewable Energy specialized in Ocean Energy (EUREC program: Loughborough Universisty, UK and IST of Lisbon, Portugal). He did his master thesis in Wedge Global, focusing in…

                                                                                                          Andrea COPPING

                                                                                                          PNNL, Senior Program Manager

                                                                                                          Andrea Copping is a senior research scientist Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, one of the US Department of Energy’s national laboratories.  Dr. Copping’s research focuses on environmental effects from the development of wave and tidal…

                                                                                                            Andrea COPPING

                                                                                                            Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

                                                                                                            André PACHECO

                                                                                                            University of Algarve, coordinator of the Marine Offshore Renewable Energy Team

                                                                                                            André Pacheco (AP) is a physical oceanographer, coordinating the Marine Offshore Renewable Energy Team at the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research from University of Algarve, Portugal. He is currently Principal Investigator of two…

                                                                                                            Ana NOVAK ZDRAVKOVIC

                                                                                                            Ana Novak Zdravkovic, Project Manager, Engie Laborelec

                                                                                                            Ana Novak Zdravkovic is currently expert and project manager in the field of wind, solar & marine energies at ENGIE Lab Laborelec. She had a master in mechanical engineering, University of Belgrade and MBA…

                                                                                                              Ana BRITO E MELO

                                                                                                              Managing Director, WavEC

                                                                                                              Ana is WavEC’s Executive Director since 2012. She has a degree in Civil Engineering (1992) and a MSc (1995) and PhD (2000) in Mechanical Engineering, from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisbon) with a…

                                                                                                                Ambroise WATTEZ

                                                                                                                SBM Offshore, Business Development Manager

                                                                                                                Ambroise Wattez has a mechanical and material engineering background. He holds a Master of Science in material engineering, and a second Master of Science in aerodynamics. Ambroise joined SBM Offshore in 2009 specifically to…

                                                                                                                Ali PEKCAN

                                                                                                                Automation & Systems Engineer, Wello Oy

                                                                                                                Ali Pekcan has received his Bachelor degree in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Istanbul University and his Master’s degree in Aeronautics Engineering, majoring in Neural Networks and Signal Processing from Istanbul Technical University. He…

                                                                                                                Alessio MAGLIO

                                                                                                                Project Manager, SINAY

                                                                                                                Alejandro MORENO

                                                                                                                Director, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

                                                                                                                Alejandro Moreno is the Director for the Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this role, he manages efforts to develop and commercialize innovative technologies and…

                                                                                                                  AbuBakr S BAHAJ

                                                                                                                  Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj, PhD, FICE, FIET, FRSA - Professor of Sustainable Energy, University of Southampton

                                                                                                                  Head, Energy and Climate Change Division | University of Southampton | www.energy.soton.ac.uk Chief Scientific Adviser | Southampton City Editor-in-Chief, International Marine Energy Journal