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OEE2018 Conference Dinner

Tuesday 30 October, 19:30 – 22:30

Join us at the OEE2018 Conference Dinner, which will be held at one of Edinburgh’s iconic luxury hotels – The Caledonian (Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh). Guests can relax after a busy day at the conference and exhibition, catching up on the latest news over a drink and sampling some quality Scottish cuisine.

B2B Networking meetings

Tuesday 30 October, 14:00 – 17:00 ; Wednesday 31 October, 9:00 – 13:00

The online B2B tool is available free of charge to all registered OEE2018 delegates. Every attendee will have access to a personal online agenda from which they can send meeting invitations to others.

These one-to-one meetings will give all delegates the opportunity to network in a targeted way with other attendees. Get more out of your attendance by pre-scheduling meetings with potential business and project partners.

Sponsored by MET-CERTIFIED

In partnership with Enterprise Europe Network Scotland

5km city run: See Edinburgh on the move

Monday 29 October, 17:30

Meet new ocean energy people, get your heart rate up, and see some of the highlights of Edinburgh by taking part in our 5km city run.

The route will take in some of the key sights of Edinburgh, such as the iconic castle, the Royal Mile, and the green spaces of Princes Street Gardens and The Meadows. The circular route avoids roads as much as possible, prioritising parks and pedestrianised areas. 

The run will start and finish at the main entrance of the EICC at 17:30 on Monday 29 October.

Please sign up in advance via the registration form (if you are already registered, you can sign in to add the run in the ‘options’ section). 

ETIP Ocean Workshop

Monday 29 October, 10:00 – 15:30

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has analysed the challenges facing the ocean energy industry and has been running webinars on the identified priorities. The workshop at OEE2018 will give participants a chance to shape webinars’ results and to influence future EU and national funding calls.

Scottish Welcome Reception

Monday 29 October, 19:00 – 21:00

Ocean Energy Europe members and CLIPPER stakeholders are invited to join us for a pre-conference gathering at the Scottish Welcome Reception, co-organised with Pays de la Loire Region and Invest in Fife.

The reception will introduce the INTERREG Europe CLIPPER Project and give guests a great opportunity to network over a few drinks and some Scottish snacks. The event will take place at Ghillie Dhu, a decidedly Scottish venue housed in a former church that has been beautifully restored to showcase its traditional features. 

OEE members and CLIPPER stakeholders will receive an invitation by email to this event. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tuesday 30 October, 11:00 – 12:30

Come along to hear about the ocean energy demonstration projects selected under our Cofunded Joint Call 2017, which will start work in autumn 2018. The projects have been part funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and the funding organisations making up the OCEANERA-NET COFUND partnership.

Copernicus Marine Service workshop: Hands-on experience of resource mapping

Wednesday 31 October, 11:00 – 13:00

The Copernicus Marine Service provides state-of-the-art marine data analyses and daily forecasts, using both satellite data and in situ observations. It offers an unprecedented capability to observe, understand and anticipate marine environment events.

During the workshop, you will learn more about the Copernicus Marine Service, and get the chance to try the service for yourself during a 1-hour practical session with help and advice from Mercator Ocean’s experts.

Please sign up in advance via the registration form (if you are already registered, you can sign in to add the training in the ‘options’ section).

Organised by Mercator Ocean

FloWave technical visit

Thursday 1 November, 10:00 – 11:00

Following the conference, delegates can participate in a visit to the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility. During the visit, FloWave staff will explain and demonstrate the capabilities of the test tank, as well as the advantages it offers for testing innovative ocean energy technologies.

Sponsored by: MET-CERTIFIED