EIMR International conference now fully booked

May 1-3 2012, Kirkwall.

It’s very encouraging to announce that we have now closed the delegate list for this event having exceeded our 200 delegate limit. We have have opened a ‘standby’ list for anyone still wishing to attend should another delegate need to cancel – if you would like to be added to this list please contact contact@eimr.org

A draft programme is now available HERE (please remember this is still subject to change) and information for delegates is available HERE

See all details at the EIMR conference website.

Sustainable energy supply chain conference

20-21st March 2012, Craighouse Campus, Edinburgh Napier University

This event will look at both the challenges and the opportunities emerging for companies interested in the supply chain for the rapidly growing sustainable energy industry. By taking part, you will:

  • Gain new trading opportunities in the sustainable energy sector
  • Find out how other companies are working in the supply chain
  • Make valuable links with organisations in the North Sea and Baltic regions
  • Enterprise Europe Network Scotland business partnering offers a valuable targeted networking opportunity, enabling prearranged half-hour, one-to-one meetings with companies of your choice. Around 50 sustainable energy companies from across the North Sea and Baltic regions are expected to register for the partnering event and use it to increase their trading opportunities.

    The conference will highlight how companies from various regions are working in the supply chain, as well as showing the benefits of joining the European Business Support Network. This is a collection of online and offline service providers which offers a self assessment tool, training programmes, tendering platform and contractual guidance. It links with the Enterprise Europe Network to increase innovative business across the European supply chain.

    Speakers include:

  • Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • Catrinus Jepma, Scientific Director of the Energy Delta Research Centre
  • To find out more, please contact Jane Watters, Knowledge Transfer Executive:

    Email: jane.watters@scotent.co.uk
    Tel: +44 (0) 141 228 2792

    Conference registration link
    Partnering event registration link

    5th International Tidal Energy Conference, london.


    21st – 23rd November, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London

    Conference comments from Mike Weston, Head of ERG;
    The tide is high….
    “Surrounded by the luxury of the London Park Plaza Hotel the UK tidal energy community have been sharing their experiences. The mood has been generally positive, particularly with regards to the support mechanisms provided by the Scottish and UK governments, but has been tempered by candid assessments of the scale of future challenges. The greatest of which appears to be developing the sector at a sufficiently rapid rate to maximise the benefit of the existing support and demonstrate the necessary maturity to unlock future investment.

    UHI is well placed to support these ambitions and has made some useful contacts at the event, broadening its network and raising its profile within this sector. It looks like the next few years will be key in the development of the industry, which is no surprise.”

    More information on the conference sponsors, awards and workshops visit the Tidal Today conference website.

    EIMR international conference 2012 – Orkney

    May 1-3 2012, Kirkwall.

    Next year, UHI will host a ground-breaking, international science conference in Orkney, together with Heriot-Watt University’s Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) and the University of Aberdeen.

    The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies (EIMR) 2012, will bring together leading international specialists with the aim to review leading research from around the world and come to an understanding on whether and how emerging technologies might affect coastlines and the seabed, as well as marine animals and seabirds and the human communities living in the areas where development is expected to take place. The core conference programme will take place May 1–3, 2012, but it is expected that, with planned field trips and fringe meetings, the delegates will be in Orkney for around a week.

    Organisers are requesting abstracts, which should consist of a one-paragraph summary (ca. 100 words), a list of 3-5 key words, the contact details of all the authors, and a correspondence address. This should be submitted by email to the conference organiser for consideration by the Scientific Steering Committee at contact@eimr.org The closing date for submissions is 30 November 2011. It is intended that the programme will be finalised by the end of January 2012. Informal enquiries about the conference may also be sent to the same address.

    The relevant subjects include:

      Energy Resources, for example wave, tidal, and meteorological measurements.
      Physical and Biophysical Modelling.
      Environmental Interactions – for example observations of devices in relation to currents, sediments, benthic and pelagic species, migratory birds and marine mammals.
      Studies into disturbance and contamination in ecosystems.
      Ecological methodologies and study design.
      Marine Acoustics.
      Engineering and Technical Challenges – for example concerning moorings, seabed survey, navigation and positioning.
      The sustainability of the marine renewables industry, and shaping of national and international policy and regulation.
      Socio-economic investigations: for example, regarding community, stakeholder, heritage, archaeological and cultural considerations.

    Confirmation of the detailed programme will be available at the end of Jan 2012. Informal enquiries about the conference should be directed to contact@eimr.org

    See all details at the EIMR conference website.

    Renewable UK 2011


    Day 3 at Renewable UK, Manchester……from Damian Collins

    “Day3 is underway…..great location, a converted victorian railway station in the heart of Madchester. The exhibtion has been good with some useful contacts made…..developers looking to engage with the university, so well worthwhile I feel. Also a couple of Irish firms thinking we were colleagues, what with the gaelic writing on the banner!!”

    Link to transcript of Chris Huhne’s keynote conference speech

    Full information on the conference speakers and exhibitors at:
    Renewable UK website