Mark your calendar: Marine Renewables Canada’s 2020 Lineup

Events & services to support Canada’s marine renewable energy sector

Every year, Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) hosts a number of events and trade missions to support its members’ business efforts and facilitate advancement of the marine renewable energy sector. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, this year is obviously much different for all of us. We have been planning and pivoting our activities to ensure that we can deliver services and events that support the industry, while making health and safety a top priority.

Now that restrictions are being eased, we are excited to announce that we will be offering a mix of both virtual and in-person activities that will be launched over the remainder of 2020! All in-person events will adhere to the most current public health directives which means smaller gatherings, physical distancing, etc. – but we are thrilled to create an opportunity for our members, industry, and stakeholders to connect face-to-face in the near future!

MRC Connect App – COMING SOON!

With fewer opportunities to meet in person and conduct business development opportunities, MRC has created a new tool to allow members to connect virtually. This summer, MRC will be launching an app for members that will allow them to directly engage in informal networking and relationship-building with other members, identify local, national, and international business opportunities, and profile their capabilities. More details to come soon.

Nautical Networking Event | August 13, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join us for our annual summer event on the Tall Ship Silva. This will be a wonderful evening featuring a cruise on Halifax Harbour, live music, and an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues!

Event size is limited to the maximum capacity the Silva can hold with required gathering limits and physical distancing requirements implemented. Registration will open on July 6th and will initially be available to MRC members only. Non-member ticket sales will open August 1st.

Contact Amanda White for more information on sponsorship opportunities: amanda@marinerenewables.ca or 902-717-0716

 Marine Renewables Canada Golf Tournament | September 17, 2020 – Grandview Golf & Country Club, Westphal, Nova Scotia

We’ll be hosting our first ever golf tournament, creating an opportunity to make connections and build relationships with professionals across marine, offshore, and energy industries. Join us for a day out on the green followed by a BBQ dinner.

Event size will adhere to current gathering limits and physical distancing requirements. Registration will open on July 13, 2020. Contact Amanda White for more information on sponsorship opportunities: amanda@marinerenewables.ca or 902-717-0716

Fall Forum & Info Sessions | October & November – Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia; other event locations TBD

We recognize that this is a challenging year to host large events. To address limitations and ensure that we are supporting our members and industry across the country MRC will be hosting a series of smaller events in lieu of an annual conference. These will include a Fall Forum in Halifax on November 5th, with both virtual and in-person attendance options. We are also planning on hosting a series of smaller events in different locations to provide information about opportunities in the marine renewable energy sector. More details to come soon.


 All of these activities are designed to be flexible to any changes in public health directives. With uncertainty and challenges created by the pandemic, MRC is committed to delivering services and events in the best interest of our members and the sector.

We will be providing updates on all of our activities frequently. Please visit our website for more information about each activity at www.marinerenewables.ca

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Marine Renewables Canada Mission to ICOE 2018 – Normandy, France – June 11-15, 2018 (ICOE dates are June 12-14)

Marine Renewables Canada, with anticipated (TBC) support from ACOA, Global Affairs Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, is leading a marine renewable energy mission to the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) being held in Normandy, France from June 12-14, 2018 (Mission dates would be June 11-15, 2018).

ICOE 2018 official website

  WORKSHOP: Offshore Wind – Energy Markets and Supply Chains

 

 

 

Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

NEIA and Marine Renewables Canada are pleased to present an educational workshop on the offshore wind industry, featuring international experts on topics relating to potential energy markets for electricity generated in Canada, and the opportunities for diversification of the offshore oil and gas industry based on experiences in Norway and Scotland. Hosted by Erin Stapleton, NEIA Board Member and Director of Stapleton Environmental Consulting, the morning workshop features:

MRC WEBINAR (Sept 20, 2017) – Spotlight on Europe & France: MRE Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects

 

 

 

Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 20th at 1:00pm (ADT) titled Spotlight on Europe & France: MRE Projects, Progress, Research & Prospects

Webinar Description:

Europe is recognized as a global leader in marine renewable energy development. The European Union (EU) has prioritized development of the sector, recognizing its potential to help meet clean electricity and carbon reduction targets. There are currently 10 MW of installed wave and tidal stream capacity in the EU, which is almost a three-fold increase from 3.5 MW four years ago.

France is recognized as a leading jurisdiction in marine renewable energy development in the EU and globally. This is largely due to the level of public support and private investment that has gone into the sector, a focus on innovation and technological improvements, and the level of growing activity towards building a supply chain. France is currently pursuing and developing a number of commercial marine tidal and wave energy projects that present business and R&D opportunities for Canadian industry.

This webinar will provide participants with a development update on the marine renewable energy industry in Europe and specifically France, including information on projects (current & planned), policy, research & development and innovation clusters.

Attendees will hear from three (3) experts covering all the above:

Speakers / Presenters:

  • Remi Gruet, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe (OEE)
  • Denis Trottier, Trade Commissioner, Service Industries/Capital Projects & Natural Resources/Cleantech/Energies/Infrastructure, Canadian Embassy (France)
  • Yann-Hervé De Roeck, Directeur Général, France Energies Marines

CLICK HERE  for the PDF agenda

Webinar & Registration Details:

WEBINAR: Spotlight on Europe & France: Marine Renewable Energy Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm ADT / 12:00 pm EDT / 9:00 am PDT
To Register:
1. CLICK HERE for the registration web page
2. Click “Register”.
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.

**Deadline to register is September 19, 2017

For more information, please contact Amanda White: (902) 717-0716 / amanda@marinerenewables.ca

Call for Nominations – 2018 Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors Elections – Call for Nominations

 

(CLICK HERE for a PDF of the below details)

The Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors is comprised of nine directors from across Canada, representing the interests of companies and organizations working in wave, tidal, and river current energy. Marine Renewables Canada aims to have a diverse Board, with representation from across Canada and expertise from across the sector. Board terms are for three years.

There are THREE (3) seats open for the 2018 Board of Directors:
– Two (2) Seats open – Western Canadian* members
– One (1) Seat open – Open to all members

* Western Canadian members include those that are located in the Western Canadian provinces or are currently active in marine renewable energy development in a Western Canadian province. This year’s Call for Nominations is allocating two seats solely to Western Canadian members in order to ensure a balance of representation on the Marine Renewables Canada Board of Directors. As a national association, it is critical that the Board represents the interest and activity of the sector across Canada.

 

The Call for Nominations, beginning September 6th, will run until September 29th. Nominations will be conducted electronically (via email). Any Full Member or Marine Energy Leader Member, whose dues are current, is eligible to nominate individuals who wish to run in the election. Self-nominations are eligible.

Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the Annual General Meeting on November 8th (CLICK HERE for more AGM details), although it is highly recommended that you send nominations in early to ensure that they are part of the electronic voting process and therefore, reach the most of people.

Anyone running for a Director position must be a member of the association.

How to Nominate (DEADLINE IS SEPT 29th):
To nominate an individual or self-nominate, please email Amanda@marinerenewables.ca, and include nominee’s full name, title, company, contact information including email and phone. A confirmation will be sent to you verifying receipt and acceptance of the nomination. When nominating, you must clearly state whether your nomination is for one of the two western seats or the one open seat.

All Nominees will be required to provide a one-page bio on themselves for the purposes of the election.  These will be distributed to members when voting opens.

Voting will be carried out from October 4th to October 27th and will also be conducted electronically (via email). Any Full Member or Marine Energy Champion/Leader Member whose dues are current is eligible to vote.

For questions, please contact Amanda White at amanda@marinerenewables.ca / (902) 717-0716

2018 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)

France is happy to welcome the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), the prestigious international event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy. ICOE is supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) through Ocean Energy Systems (OES).

Organised in 2018 by BlueSign in partnership with the Normandy region, Manche Department and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, ICOE will be held in Cherbourg, Normandy, from june 12th to 14th in La Cité de la Mer.

Held every two years since 2006, ICOE aims at gathering stakeholders from the sector of ocean energies (tidal, wave, salinity gradient, ocean thermal energies) and sharing the most recent experiences on research, technology transfer efforts and technological demonstration.

The purpose of the event is to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration between companies, researchers and development centres. It also targets engagement of operators with experience in related marine and power industry sectors.

In 2018, ICOE will join forces with Seanergy – the largest event on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) in Europe – which brought together in 2016, 3,500 experts and professionals, 220 exhibitors and helped organizing more than 800 business meetings.

The complementarity of these two events aims to combine scientific content and business opportunities in order to:

  • Disseminate recent technical experiences and demonstration from ocean energy research
  • Generate business for companies of the ocean energy sector
  • Promote the economic and societal dimension of ocean energy
  • Attract young people to work in the ocean energy field

For more information on ICOE 2018, CLICK HERE

MRC WEBINAR (July 25, 2017) – Spotlight on Ireland: MRE Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects

 

 

 

Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 25th at 1:00pm (ADT) titled Spotlight on Ireland: MRE Projects, Progress, Research & Prospects

Webinar Description:

The Wave & Tidal Sector in Ireland:

Given its substantial marine renewable energy resources and expertise in marine sectors, Ireland has been pursuing a strategy for marine renewable energy development in order to realize the benefits from development including the potential for economic growth and job creation.

As one of the countries focused on developing a marine renewable energy industry, this webinar is intended to provide in-depth information on Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector. As part of the discussion, presenters will highlight some of the current and upcoming projects including:

  • Éirecomposites, which will build the turbine blade for the FloTEC tidal energy project at their facilities in Inverin, Co. Galway
  • Greencore, Co. Louth-based OpenHydro’s advances in commercialising tidal energy and collaboration with the Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy (MaREI)
  • Irish wave energy company Sea Power’s work at Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site
  • GKinetic plans for tidal device development and Numerics Warehouse and DesignPro’s plan to commercialise small-scale river devices utilising GKinetic technology.

This webinar will provide participants with a development update on the marine renewable energy industry in Ireland, including information on projects (current & planned), policy, test centers, research & development and innovation clusters.

Attendees will hear from four (4) experts covering all the above:

Speakers / Presenters:

  • Peter Coyle, Chairman, Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA)
  • Declan Meally, Head of Emerging Sectors, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
  • Jimmy Murphy, General Manager of Lir National Ocean Test Facility & MRE Technical Lead, Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI)
  • Tony Lewis, Chief Technical Officer, Ocean Energy

CLICK HERE for the PDF agenda

Webinar & Registration Details:

WEBINAR: Spotlight on Ireland: Marine Renewable Energy Research, Projects, Progress, & Prospects
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm ADT / 12:00 pm EDT / 9:00 am PDT
To Register:
1. CLICK HERE for the registration web page
2. Click “Register”.
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.

**Deadline to register is July 24, 2017

For more information, please contact Amanda White: (902) 717-0716 / amanda@marinerenewables.ca

MRC WORKSHOP (Aug 9, 2017): Doing Business internationally – Focus on the EU

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel ~ Harbour Suites (1181 Hollis St, Halifax)

As part of our international business development workshop series, Marine Renewables Canada will host a workshop on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 in HalifaxDoing Business internationally: A Workshop with focus on the EU”.

See below for all needed details and CLICK HERE for a PDF.

Workshop Description:

As the global marine renewable energy sector evolves, new trade and export opportunities are being created that could be seized by Canadian companies. While a new market, marine renewable energy has the potential to be significant with estimates of 748 GW of marine renewable energy development potential by 2050.  This is a major opportunity for Canada to establish a supply chain that can export innovation, technologies, and expertise to an estimated $900 billion global market.

Are you thinking about doing business in the EU? Are you attending EWTEC 2017?

This workshop will take you through the framework for doing business in the EU (with special focus on Ireland and France). Key topics presented during the workshop will include:

  • Procurement and payment system in the EU
  • Main advantages of the Canada European Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Links to key EU sites
  • Market Entry Strategies
  • How to get the most out of a Trade show
  • Cultural differences in international trade

Workshop Details:
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (light refreshments will be served)
Location: The Westin Nova Scotia Hotel ~ Harbour Suites – 1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS

***RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda White by August 7, 2017 at Amanda@marinerenewables.ca

Workshop Agenda:

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  Welcome  / State of the EU Marine Renewable Energy Sector
– Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm:  Doing Business Internationally (part 1)
– Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP, *Arctic *Canada *EU, Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc. (CLICK HERE for a biography on Pernille Fischer Boulter)
~ Procurement and payment system in the EU
~ Main advantages of the Canada European Trade Agreement (CETA)
~ Links to key EU sites

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Refreshment Break

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Doing Business Internationally (part 2)
– Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP, *Arctic *Canada *EU, Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc.
~ Market Entry Strategies
~ How to get the most out of a Tradeshow
~ Cultural differences in international trade

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Questions & Answer / Wrap-up & Concluding remarks
– Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada

***Please RSVP to Amanda White by August 7, 2017 at Amanda@marinerenewables.ca

For questions or more information, please contact Amanda White at Amanda@marinerenewables.ca  / (902) 717-0716

MRC Summer Nautical Networking Event – Aug 17, 2017

 

 

 

Join Marine Renewables Canada on August 17th for an awesome summer Nautical Networking Event on-board the Tall Ship Silva!

CLICK HERE for the PDF invitation

***This event sold out in 2016!

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Don’t miss this great opportunity to mingle with energy industry players, enjoy great food & drink and live entertainment……..all while sailing around Halifax harbour.

All are welcome to register!

Details are:
Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Location: Tall Ship Silva – Queens Wharf (near the foot of Prince Street)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
(boarding begins at 6:15pm…Silva leaves dock at 6:30 pm sharp)

Cost:
$30 +tx (MRC Members)
$45 +tx (Non-Members)
**Cost includes boarding pass, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, 2 drink tickets (cash bar also available)

Space is limited / Registration deadline is August 14th

To register: CLICK HERE

Don’t be left onshore for the summer event of the year!