Date: Wednesday 06 November 2013 - Thursday 07 November 2013

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Progression from Technological Concept to Commercial Deployment

ACI’s World Ocean Power Summit will be taking place in Edinburgh, UK on 6-7 November 2013.  The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders to address the need to progress ocean energy from technological concept to commercial deployment.  Given the right political and financial frameworks, ocean technologies have the potential to play a crucial role in meeting renewable energy targets.

Key Topics Include

  • Ocean Energy Markets
  • Policy & Regulatory Effects on Ocean Power
  • Economics & Investment Opportunities
  • Technology Case Studies: OTEC
  • Case Studies: Ocean Mechanical Energy
  • Industry Perspective: Other Ocean Industries
  • Overcoming Barriers to Commercial Deployment
  • Grid Connection & Integration Issues

Confirmed Panel Members

Neil Kermode, Managing Director, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Limited (Chair)

Brendan Barry, Manager, Emerging Energy Technologies, ESB Energy International

Martin McAdam, Chief Executive Officer, Aquamarine Power

Phil Gilmour, Head of Marine Renewables and Offshore Wind, Marine Scotland

Capt. Richard Parkinson, Managing Director, Mojo Maritime

Adam Corney, Marine Commercial Director, University of Plymouth

Mike Woods, Senior Associate, BVG Associates

Abbie Badcock-Broe, Marketing & Business Development Manager, IT Power

Stuart Brown, CEO, FloWave TT Ltd

Henry Jeffery, Research Fellow, Institute for Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh

Stephanie Merry, Head of Ocean Energy, REA

David Walker, Senior Investment Officer, Climate Change and Environment Division, European Investment Bank, EIB

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, The Scottish Government

Jan Reid, Senior Manager for Marine Energy & LCT, Scottish Enterprise

Martin Murphy, Managing Director, Tidal Energy Ltd

Martin G. Brown, Consultant Naval Architect, GL Noble Denton

Richard Yemm, Chief Executive Officer, Pelamis Wave Power

Dr Claire Haggett, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Dr Ted Johnson, Executive Director and Head of OTEC Programs, Ocean Thermal Energy PLC

David Hÿtch, Lead Technologist – Offshore Renewables, Technology Strategy Board

Dr Michael Ottaviano, Managing Director, Carnegie Wave Energy

Call for Papers

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

John Boateng

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2508


Who Will Attend 

Leading power generating companies, utilities, marine technology providers, financial stakeholders & investors, research institutions, academia, service providers, government officials and regulators from various positions, encompassing heads & junior staff of:  marine energy, ocean power, wave & tidal technology, technology development, marine renewable energy, offshore power generation and renewable strategy

Further Information & Registration

Claire Taylor-Payne

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0601


Opportunities to Meet Your Target Audience

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

John Boateng

Tel: +44 (0)203 141 0624




Conference Sponsors
Media partners
Conference Venue
Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AQ, UK