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Parallel Session

Avoiding Nemo – Innovations in environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring will facilitate permitting and ensure that ocean energy is developed in harmony with marine life. Monitoring in harsh sea conditions can be challenging, but bespoke instruments are being developed to get the most accurate data from deployments. This session will present the latest innovations in underwater sound and video monitoring.


Chair: Peter Scheijgrond, EWA

Making strong connections – Subhubs, cables and moorings

Ocean energy devices are deployed in a harsh sea environment with high loads on connection and mooring systems. Tailored solutions need to be developed to increase survivability and reduce costs.

This session will explore different solutions in subhubs, cables and moorings. Participants will be able to join in-depth discussions on these topics in separate breakout groups.


Chair: Matthijs Soede, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission (tbc)

Operations & Maintenance – Reducing the cost of producing at coast

Delivering marine energy will require continued cost reduction. This technical session on operations and maintenance will see experts set out examples of challenges and the solutions implemented to address these. The session will conclude with participants setting out the main issues that they see in marine energy playing a key role in future energy systems.


Chair: Jon Lekube Garagarza, Project Manager, BiMEP

Licence to deploy – Accelerating ocean energy permitting

Permitting is a key part of any ocean energy deployment. This session will explain the ins and outs of permitting processes in some of the key ocean energy countries – to help you navigate through the process in the smoothest and fastest way. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange directly with regulators and other developers in country-specific breakout groups.