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9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

Published: 5 September 2011Origin: Engineering

The University is currently hosting the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC), organised by the Sustainable Energy Research Group, within Engineering and the Environment.

The event, which is taking place over five days, occurs every two years and provides a global focus for all activities in wave and marine current energy conversion technologies, research, development and demonstration.

This year's event was chaired by AbuBakr S. Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy at the University of Southampton, and included a proclamation from the Governor of Hawaii on delivered by Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen, as well as talks from UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne and Southampton Test MP Dr Alan Whitehead.

There are around 500 attendees to event with a conference programme that has the following line up of activities:

Intensive debates on accepted 220 papers through presentations and Q&A sessions over four days coupled with a closing Ceremony (Conference Summary, Best Poster/Presentation Awards, Future Conferences & Closing Remarks) on the fifth day.

Dialogue and debates in symposia that cover Policy Showcasing countries' activities - UK and USA  Marine Energy Parks.

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