Accerlerating of the International Commercialization of Ocean Energy

Time: March 26, Friday 08:30 - 10:00

The expectation of ocean energy as part of the climate action agenda has been growing in recent years. This forum will help participants understand the potential of this clean energy opportunity and its place in the clean energy, power industry, and marine sector economies. It is designed to demonstrate the contribution that ocean energy resources and technology can make to building lower carbon economies in the UK, Canada, and beyond. Coordinated by Canada’s Ocean Renewable Energy Group, Dalhousie University, and UK leaders at University of Plymouth, the forum will explore international opportunities in the development of renewable ocean energy. The roundtable discussion will engage leaders in the UK WaveHub and Nova Scotia’s Minas Passage tidal development and involve senior government players from the UK and Canada.

David Wheeler, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean (Designate), Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth, UK (Moderator)
Chris Campbell, Executive Director, Ocean Renewable Energy Group, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Hon. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada
Deborah Greaves, Reader, Coastal and Marine Engineering (Wave Hub), School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK