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Offshore energy was until recently synonymous with oil and gas. European technology continues to drive innovation in this sector and this enables exploration and exploitation under ever more hostile conditions. However other forms of energy, wind especially but also tide and wave, are beginning to promise feasible solutions that can enable Europe to meet its renewable energy goals.

Ocean Energy Forum - Consultation January/February 2016

The Ocean Energy Forum published its Draft Strategic Roadmap in October 2015. The Roadmap will set out the challenges faced by the industry and the proposed solutions (key recommendations) to overcome these challenges. The Forum Steering Committees are currently developing the key recommendations into action plans. The final version of the Strategic Roadmap will be finalised and presented in early November 2016.

Last update: 09/03/16

Roundtable on environmental legislation and consenting procedures for ocean energy

19th February 2016 Brussels, Berlaymont building (Salle Jean Rey) 13:30 - 17:00

Start date: 19/02/2016 - 13:30
Last update: 14/01/16

Ocean Energy Forum - Relevant Literature, Jan 2016

Ocean Energy Forum (2015) Draft Ocean Energy Roadmap, 56pp.

Last update: 14/01/16

Ocean Energy Forum event - Open session Conference

For our next open-session conference, the Forum is pleased to be co-locating with the International Conference on Energy (ICOE) 2016 in Edinburgh at the EICC 23-25 February 2016. Forum sessions will be held over two days to allow attendance at as much of the ICOE event as possible. This includes both Forum plenary (Day 1 Tue 23 Feb) and feedback / discussion breakout sessions (Days 1 & 2 Tue 23 & Wed 24 Feb).

Start date: 23/02/2016 - 09:00
Last update: 10/02/16

Ocean Energy Forum - News We are regularly curating relevant news items on Ocean Energy using Scoop-it. If you would like a news item added please send a link through to the Ocean Energy Forum Secretariat (

Last update: 01/02/16

Ocean Energy Forum - Relevant literature

Ocean Energy Forum - Ocean Energy Roadmap, 74pp. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Marine Renewables 2015-2025 Roadmap, 16pp.

Last update: 09/11/16

Draft Strategic Roadmap Ministerial Presentation, Madrid 24th November 2015.

A presentation was given at an APPA (Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables) event on behalf of the Secretariat by Jose Luis Villate, Marine Energy Area Director, Tecnalia. This presentation provides more info on the Forum next steps.

Last update: 01/02/18

Draft Strategic Roadmap Ministerial Presentation, Dublin 20th October 2015

The Forum’s High Level Steering Group met to discuss the Draft Strategic Roadmap and how its key recommendations could be further developed and implemented through to October 2016.

Last update: 01/02/18

Opinion of the European Committee of the Regions – Developing the potential of Ocean Energy

114th plenary session, 12-13-14 October 2015

Last update: 01/02/18

What opportunities does the EIB offer to the ocean energy sector? Event outputs

On 5th October 2015, the European Investment Bank (EIB) held an event on “What opportunities does the EIB offer to the ocean energy sector?”.  Meeting presentations and a summary output from the meeting can be found below.

Last update: 01/02/18


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