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3:00 PM-4:15 PM

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) won the bid to host the 2020  International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in the United States. 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 and ...read more...

Session Leader
Tim Ramsey
Program Manager for Marine and Hydrokinetic
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Burke Hales
Professor
Oregon State University
United States
Panelist
John McCarthy, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
OceanEnergy
Ireland
Panelist
Nathan Johnson
Vice President - Development
Ocean Renewable Power Company
United States
Panelist
Ron Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Verdant Power, Inc.
United States

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, ...read more...

Session Leader
Bryson Robertson, PhD
Co-Director, Pacific Marine Energy Center
Oregon State University
United States
Panelist
Dean Corren
Chief Technology Officer
Verdant Power Inc.
United States
Panelist
Giorgio Bacelli
Researcher
Sandia National Laboratories
United States
Panelist
James Nicholas
Senior Scientist
Sandia National Laboratories
United States
Panelist
Levi Kilcher
Researcher
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States
Panelist
Patrick Cross, PhD
Program Manager - Ocean Energy
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
United States
Panelist
Rebecca O'Neil
Program Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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 ...read more...

Session Leader
Ron Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Verdant Power, Inc.
United States
Panelist
Andrew Smith
Investment Committee Member, Greenbackers Cleantech Fund
Deja Blue Consulting
United Kingdom
Panelist
Bill Staby
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Resolute Marine Energy
United States
Panelist
Jamie MacNeil
Country Manager
Big Moon Power Corporation
United States
Panelist
Nathan Johnson
Vice President - Development
Ocean Renewable Power Company
United States
Panelist
Niamh Kenny
Business Development Manager
DP Energy
Ireland

2:15 PM-3:30 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 ...read more...

Session Leader
Bill McShane
Technology Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology, Water Power Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
Dale (Scott) Jenne
Engineer/Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
United States
Panelist
Eric Lindstrom
Physical Oceanography Program Scientist
NASA
United States
Panelist
Eric Miller
Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy
United States
Panelist
John Sloat
Business Development Manager
L3 OceanServer Unmanned Maritime Systems
United States
Panelist
Rich Lawson
Chief Executive Officer
International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA)
United States
Panelist
Stephen Walls
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 ...read more...

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

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Zhaoqing Yang, PhD
Chief Scientist, Coastal Ocean Modeling and Sciences Div
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Andrea Copping
Senior Program Manager - Marine and Coastal Waters
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Eugene Revelas
Senior Managing Scientist
Integral Consulting Inc.
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Erica Lindbeck
University of Central Florida
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Hancheol Cho
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sandia National Laboratories
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Bret Bosma
Faculty Research Associate
Oregon State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Amin Rafiei
PhD Candidate
North Carolina State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Dean Corren
Chief Technology Officer
Verdant Power Inc.
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Levi Kilcher
Researcher
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Hannah Mankle
Graduate Research Assistant
Oregon State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Eric Greene
Naval Architect and Convener, IEC TC 114 62600-
Eric Green and Associates
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Giorgio Bacelli
Researcher
Sandia National Laboratories
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Wesley Williams
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Ning Li
Ocean Wave Model Systems Specialist
Ocean Resource Engineering, University of Hawaii
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Zach Fisher
Florida Atlantic University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Nathan Tom
Engineer III – Multi Discipline
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Jan E Alam
Power Systems Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
James Nicholas
Senior Scientist
Sandia National Laboratories
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Douglas Kane
CEO
InCurrent Turbines Ltd
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Danielle Preziuso
Associate Renewable Energy Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
William Baxley
Chief Engineer
Florida Atlantic University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Kaylie McTiernan
Master's Candidate
University of Washington
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Gabriel Garcia-Medina
Post-Doctorate Research Associate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Kaus Raghukumar
Project Scientist
Integral Consulting Inc
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Kaus Raghukumar
Project Scientist
Integral Consulting Inc
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Ali Trueworthy
Graduate Student
Oregon State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Kent Davey
Ocean Energy Company
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Apoorv Agarwal
Student
North Carolina State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Caitlyn E. Clark
PhD Candidate
Oregon State University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Jeremy Kasper
Research Associate Professor
University of Alaska Fairbanks
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Ashwin Vinod
Graduate Research Assistant
Lehigh University
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Garrett Staines
Systems Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States

4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Room: Salon FGH
Poster Presenter
Lindsay Dubbs
Associate Director, North Carolina Renewable Energy Ocean Program
Coastal Studies Institute
United States

8:00 AM-9:15 AM

This panel brings together project partners from a demonstration at the U.S. Navy's Wave Energy Test Site to discuss outcomes and lessons learned from using a wave energy converter to directly power a persistent sensor package and underwater vehicle recharge ...read more...

Session Leader
Brian Polagye
Associate Professor and Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center
University of Washington
United States
Panelist
Andrew Stewart, PhD
Associate Director, NNMREC
University of Washington
United States
Panelist
James Joslin, PhD
Research Engineer
University of Washington Applied Physics Lab
United States
Panelist
Patrick Cross, PhD
Program Manager - Ocean Energy
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
United States
Panelist
Robert Cavagnaro
Senior Engineer
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 ...read more...

Session Leader
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States
Panelist
Ann Ngo
Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Markets
International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce
United States
Panelist
Elaine Buck
Technical Manager
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
United Kingdom
Panelist
Jason Busch
Executive Director
Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)
United States
Panelist
Lindsay Dubbs
Associate Director, North Carolina Renewable Energy Ocean Program
Coastal Studies Institute
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 ...read more...

Session Leader
Craig Jones, PhD
Principal - Marine Sciences and Engineering
Integral Consulting Inc.
United States
Panelist
Anna West
Principal and Co-Founder
Kearns & West
United States
Panelist
Daniel Doolittle
Environmental Services Manager - Americas
Fugro
United States
Panelist
Nathan Johnson
Vice President - Development
Ocean Renewable Power Company
United States
Panelist
Steve DeWitt
General Engineer
U.S. Department of Energy
United States

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