United States Senator for Rhode Island Kicks-Off Energy Ocean International

Energy Ocean International was host to the United States Senator for Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, who kicked-off the 10th Annual Conference today. The Energy Ocean International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held June 10-12, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island, has been the leading event for the offshore renewable energy industry, covering developments in wind, wave and tidal energy.

In his opening remarks, Senator Whitehouse discussed the latest offshore renewable energy developments in Rhode Island and the impacts on local development. “Rhode Island has continued to be a leader in offshore renewable energy development” says Stephen R. McCollum, Show Director.

Following the Senator’s opening remarks there was the Opening General Session with a Technology Roundtable on What’s New for Ocean Energy with speakers from leading organizations including Flumill, Schottel Tidal, Environment Coastal & Offshore and Resolute Marine Energy, Inc.

Remaining sessions for the first day of the Conference included:

– West Coast States Project Development

– New Patent Strategies For Wind Energy Companies in an Era of Patent Reform

– Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Economic Feasibility for Electricity Generation

– Cabling, Connectors and Supply Chain Management

– Pinnacles for Success: Adaptive Management and Stakeholder Engagement

Energy Ocean International is the leading industry event dedicated to promoting the development of clean, predictable and sustainable energy from the world’s oceans. Building on 10 years of continued success, Energy Ocean International delivers the industry’s most comprehensive conference and exhibition covering the most important issues and opportunities facing each discipline of the industry today: wind, wave, and tidal.


June 10, 2013