RenewableUK brings ICOE 2016 to United Kingdom

RenewableUK has announced that one of the most prestigious global conferences on renewable energy will be held in the UK for the first time in 2016.

The 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place from February 23 to 26, 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

It will be organised and hosted by RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, in place of the trade association’s annual wave and tidal energy conference.

The event will focus on the commercial and industrial development of marine energy, in which the UK leads the world, the press release reads.

The conference programme will be drawn up by an international committee of wave and tidal energy industry leaders, and organisations working in the sector including RenewableUK.

Garth Halliday, RenewableUK’s Director of Events, said:

“As the UK is the world leader in marine energy, with more wave and tidal capacity installed than the rest of the world put together, this country is a fitting choice for one of the highlights of the global renewable energy calendar.

“We’ll be working hard between now and February 2016 to ensure that this event will provide an unparalleled opportunity to network and to learn more about the latest technological developments in the dynamic world of wave and tidal energy.”

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