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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,…

    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 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 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…

      Tim HURST

      Wave Energy Scotland, Managing Director

      Wave Energy Scotland’s Managing Director Tim Hurst is a familiar name in marine energy circles having worked as a consultant for the construction of EMEC and now managing Scotland’s leading wave technology development programme. …

      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…

        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…

        Samantha QUINN

        NNMREC, Program Manager

        Ms. Quinn is the Program Manager for the wave energy test facility. She has over 8years of experience in marine energy project management and coordination. Prior to joining OSU in 2016, she was a…

        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”…

        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…

        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…

          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…

          Pascal DELEVEAU

          SOFIMAR, Technical Inspector

          From the maritime world, Pascal Delaveau served as an engineer officer in the French Navy. He has worked in the fields of propulsion (fossil / fissile steam, engine and gas turbine) of electric power…

            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

              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…

                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 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…

                    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.Michael Henriksen, M.Sc. Bus.…

                    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

                    Energie de la Lune, Tidal Development Manager

                    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…

                    Markus MUELLER

                    University of Edinburgh, Leader of the Institute for Energy Systems

                    Markus Mueller leads the Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. His main area of research is in the development of direct drive power take off solutions…

                      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…

                      Marc LE BOULLUEC

                      Engineer, Ifremer

                        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…

                          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…

                          Laurence CROSNIER

                          Mercator Ocean, Market Development Manager

                          Dr Laurence Crosnier has a background education in science (physical oceanography, operational oceanography, ocean forecast, ocean reanalysis, model intercomparison and validation). She defended her PHD thesis in physical oceanography in 1998 in Brest, France…

                          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…

                            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…

                            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…

                            Jacques CALLUAUD

                            Sustainable Marine Energy, Project Manager

                            Jacques CALLUAUD developed his career within the French Air Force as a mechanic on fighter jets before resuming his studies as an apprentice in the nuclear industry. After these 10 years of hands on…

                            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.

                            Irina TEMIZ

                            Uppsala University

                            Irina Temiz is an Associate Professor at the Division of Electricity, Department of Engineering Sciences, and a Programme Director of a Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production of Uppsala University. Her current research is…

                              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…

                              Ian HUTCHINSON

                              Aquatera Ltd, Director or Operations

                              Since joining Aquatera in 2007, Ian has acted as the Consents Manager and Licence Agent for a number of deployments at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).  This involved the production of a number…

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                              Henry Jeffrey

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

                              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…

                                Gautier MAIGRET

                                Naval Energies

                                  Frédérick LELARGE

                                  Industrial Manager France, OpenHydro - Naval Energies

                                  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…

                                    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…

                                    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

                                      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.…

                                        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,…

                                        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 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,…

                                            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

                                                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,…

                                                Borja DE MIGUEL

                                                Oceantec Energias Marinas, Head of Technology Development

                                                Borja de Miguel joined Oceantec Energias Marinas in 2011 and he is currently the Head of Technology Development. His professional career has been entirely focused on the renewable energy sector (7 of them in…

                                                Bodhi SARKAR

                                                EC-OG, Senior Engineer

                                                Bodhi joined EC-OG (Aberdeen, Scotland) in 2013, a chartered engineer and member of the IMechE with over 10 years' experience in subsea design and project engineering. Prior to EC-OG, he spent time at OneSubsea…

                                                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.…

                                                  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…

                                                      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

                                                        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…

                                                        Alessio MAGLIO

                                                        Project Manager, SINAY