Welcome to the website of the Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) which represents Ireland's Marine Renewables community in the fields of Wave and Tidal Energy. The Association includes firms engaged in device development and manufacture, developers of projects and sites based on Marine Renewables, academic researchers, consultants, professional firms and contractors.
The Association is an all-island body.
Ocean Energy Europe 2016, Brussels, 8-9 November
Ocean Energy Europe’s annual conference & exhibition is the most important gathering of the year for the ocean energy sector in Europe. It brings together over 400 professionals for two days of networking, business intelligence and best practice exchange.
Delegates come from all parts of the ocean energy sector, including major technology & project developers, supply chain actors and research institutes, as well as decision-makers from national governments and the EU institutions.
Offering unrivalled networking opportunities, the lively 1250m2 exhibition hall will be home to companies and organisations from across Europe, representing a broad cross-section of the industry.
Senior political and industry figures have already confirmed their participation in the conference, with more confirmations expected soon. The wide-ranging speaker line-up will cover the industry’s latest projects and products, and will address those topics which are crucial for the sector in 2016, including deployment of arrays, financing against a backdrop of budget cuts, and the latest technical innovations.
Amongst those speaking are:
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Marie-Christine Marghem, the Belgian Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Bart Tommelein, the Flemish Minister for Finance, Budget and Energy
You can also discover new people and projects via the prestigious gala dinner and a range of side events, taking place alongside the main event.
The event is supported by some of ocean energy’s biggest names, including DCNS, West Normandy Marine Energy (ONEM), DP Energy, Schottel and Invest in Cornwall.
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