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Building national support: a pathway to multi-device farms

A supportive policy environment at national level is necessary for the deployment of ocean energy multi-device farms. The Interreg NWE Ocean DEMO project is working actively with national governments in North-Western Europe to create policies that will enable the immense potential of ocean energy.


This side event will bring together national policy experts from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to discuss the current ocean energy policy landscape in their respective countries and how it can be improved in the future.


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Blade design: On the cutting edge

The blades of a tidal turbine determine how much energy is captured from the tides. Different solutions for blade design are under development, all with one goal: to maximise seaworthiness, yield and efficiency while reducing costs and the risk of failure. But does one design fit all? Leading tidal developers discuss/debate the different approaches for blade design in terms of materials, shape, pitching and non-pitching.


Chair: Marlène Moutel, Founder and Deputy CEO,  Laminak Energy

Technology showcase: OTEC/SWAC

This technology showcase will feature several of the world’s leading developers of OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) and SWAC (Sea Water Air Conditioning). Find out about how these innovative technologies have a massive potential to provide power and heating/cooling, and what the latest advances are in the field.


Chair: Yann-Hervé de Roeck, Executive Director, France Energies Marines