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WavEC Events

Seminar 2012

Blue Economy – Offshore Platforms and Opportunities

The WaVEC - Offshore renewables organised its annual international seminar Blue Economy – Offshore Platforms and Opportunities that took place on 26th of November 2012 at the Museum of Electricity in Lisbon, Portugal. The event started with a speech of the Minister of Agriculture, Sea, environment and Spatial Planning and was closed by the Secretary of State of Energy.  The event was sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy in Portugal, the Electricity Museum, EDP Foundation, TA DMC and the European SOWFIA project.


WavEC organised its annual international seminar, which aimed to stimulate national and foreign investment in the offshore renewable sector and thus contribute to position Portugal as a global player in this sector. 



SESSION I - Business and Investment Opportunities; Moderator Tiago Pitta e Cunha

Windfloat and supply chain - João Maciel, EDP Inovação
Waveroller - Erkki Kasanen, AW Energy
Seaweed Energy Solutions - Pal Bakken, Seaweed Energy Solutions
Portuguese Pilot Zone - João Cardoso, Ocean Plug
Kongsberg Maritime and Aak: Capabilities in development of offshore renewable power (Aak; Kongsberg Maritime) - Leif Røv, Aak | Oddbjørn Malmo, Kongsberg Maritime AS
Kymanos: Floating OWC and bi-radial turbine - José Varandas, Kymaner
DGEG - Direcção-Geral de Energia e Geologia - Pedro Cabral, DGEG
Venture Capital - Teresa Fernandes, Portugal Ventures
Challenges and opportunities for an early stage investor - Geir Ove kjesbu, Investinor


SESSION II - WavEC - Offshore Renewables (former Wave Energy Centre); Moderator António Sarmento

WavEC at a glance - Ana Brito e Melo (WavEC activities) - Miguel Lopes (Monitoring and Technology at WavEC) - Teresa Simas (Marine Environment at WavEC) - Marco Alves (Numerical Modelling at WavEC) - Alex Raventos (Economy and Industry at WavEC) - Nuno Matos (Public Policies and Dissemination at WavEC)


SESSION III - Representative Projects and Initiatives; Moderator João Fonseca Ribeiro


SESSION IV - Public Acceptance and Community Engagement; Moderator António José Correia

MARGov - Amplifying stakeholders engagement - Lia Vasconcelos, Universidade Nova
Experience and way forward with the Hywind concept - Trine Ingebjørg Ulla, Statoil
Example of Orkney - Gareth Davies, Aquatera
Implementation of the portuguese Marine Spatial Plan (POEM) - Margarida Almodôvar, DGPM


Closing Session



27 November: “Workshop on opportunities for cooperation on marine renewables between Portugal and Norway”

The workshop included the opportunity for 6 one-to-one bilateral discussions that must be pre-booked. See preliminary programme

FAME project workshop: Effects of Marine Renewables and other marine uses on Biodiversity – Atlantic Area, 20/11/2012.


TROPOS: Closed partner meetings, 21-23 November 2012.


SI Ocean: 27 November 2012. Within the SI OCEAN project there will be a Work Package dedicated to resource assessment in which a methodology will be proposed for resource assessment of wave and tidal energy in the Atlantic Arc, as well as the predicted energy production targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050. This methodology was presented and subjected to validation by industry experts during this meeting in Lisbon. More information on the project website.

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