The Ocean Energy Forum was created by the European Commission in 2014. It provides a meeting place for industry, the public sector and NGOs to discuss how to overcome the barriers to the development of the ocean energy sector and help it on the path to full-scale commercialisation.
The work of the Ocean Energy Forum will result in a Strategic Roadmap for the ocean energy sector, clearly outlining research and investment priorities over the short, medium and long term that are needed for the further development of the sector towards commercialisation.
To help the Forum deliver a Secretariat provide organisational and technical support to the Ocean Energy Forum and its working groups (Technology, Finance and Environment & Consenting).
Stakeholders were invited to this open session of the Ocean Energy Forum in Bilbao on 1 July, to further develop a road map for the commercialisation of the ocean energy sector.