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3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Waterpower Week in Washington will play host to the International Conference on Ocean Energy in 2020. This opening session provides an exciting opportunity to learn more about the recent milestone achievements and trajectory of the global marine energy industry, including market development, new technologies, updates on high profile projects and more...

4:45 PM-6:00 PM

This panel will feature 10-minute “fastpitch” presentations about their research and how it “moves the needle” to help technology and project developers get MHK systems to commercialization. Speakers in this session will focus on specific topics such as: Advances in resource characterization, controls, device and environmental monitoring, testing data collection, more...

Session Chair
Bryson Robertson, PhD
Co-Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center
Oregon State University
United States

11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Financial backing is a critical piece in the planning for new projects from concept to commissioning. Project proponents are utilizing many different pathways – crowdfunding, government funding, strategic partners, angel investors and more. This session will highlight the strategies that are being successfully employed to get projects off the drawing more...

2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Many markets exist for marine energy beyond traditional, grid-connected applications. Learn about which markets are likely to commercialize in the near-term and how they can be tapped to enable further development of the marine energy more...

Bill McShane
Technology Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Independence E/F/G/H

This session will feature technical poster displays addressing the engineering, environmental, economic and societal aspects of wave and current energy converters. Specific areas of technical interest include engineering research, development and demonstration of systems and components; assessment and characterization of resources through simulation and field measurements; identification, monitoring and mitigation more...

Session Chair
Andrea Copping, Washington
Senior Program Manager - Marine and Coastal Waters
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States

8:00 AM-9:15 AM

This panel will focus on recent deployments of marine energy devices that highlight such important factors as: device performance, controls, technology, autonomous microgrid to the wave-powered Adaptable Monitoring Package, underwater recharge technology and environmental more...

Session Leader
Brian Polagye
Associate Professor and Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center
University of Washington
United States

9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Clean energy policies, both in the US and across the globe, could have a significant influence on marine energy development and potential markets. One example is California’s goal to move to a 100% renewable portfolio standard. Hear about various international and domestic policy initiatives that can advance industry development and more...

Session Leader
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States

11:00 AM-12:15 PM

During this interactive session, the presenters will focus on MHK industry challenges and how to learn and get support from other ocean energy sectors. Topics will include manufacturing and deployment cost reduction strategies, new technologies to help decrease O/M costs, environmental permitting and more! The purpose of this discussion will more...

Session Leader
Craig Jones, PhD
Integral Consulting Inc.
United States

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