The Largest Global Network of Ocean Energy Professionals

Ocean Energy Europe is the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. 113 organisations, including Europe’s leading utilities, industrialists and research institutes, trust Ocean Energy Europe to represent the interests of Europe's ocean energy sector.

Ocean Energy Europe’s objective is to create a strong environment for the development of ocean energy, improve access to funding and enhance business opportunities for its members. To achieve this, we engage with the European Commission, Council, Parliament, European Investment Bank, and national ministries on all dossiers affecting the sector, such energy, climate, finance, grid and consenting.

The results are undeniable: in past two years the sector’s profile has increased significantly, and EU support accordingly. For example, Horizon 2020 allocated €62M to the sector in 2014-2015 only, more than in the entire 7 years before.

Ocean Energy Europe also organises the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition. This event has quickly emerged as the industry’s leading annual event and gathers industry CEOs and senior staff, as well as European ministers every year. With previous events taking place in Edinburgh (2013), Paris (2014), Dublin (2015) and Brussels (2016), the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition will take place in Nantes on 25-26 October.

In 2013 we founded TP Ocean – the Technology & Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy – and have been running it since. TP Ocean is officially recognised as advisory body to the European Commission and defines technology priorities to be funded by research programmes such as Horizon 2020. Ocean Energy Europe builds and takes part in project consortia, such as SI Ocean or Marinet.

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