Thank you for coming!
Although #OREC2023 has ended, we want to thank all of you who made such a productive, successful, and yes fun event possible: our speakers and panelists, sponsors, venue/catering/print partners, and of course, our guests. We can't wait to see you all again soon. Until then, safe travels, be well, and keep making more exciting progress and advancements to share at the event next year!
<3 – The entire POET team
One Week in Portland, Two Marine Energy Conferences
Ocean Renewable Energy Conference 2022
Leadership. Experience. Solutions.
Welcome back to the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference. POET hosted OREC 2022 in Portland, Oregon, September 14-15, 2022. Consistent with previous years' conferences, OREC 2022 focused on a broad range of subjects describing the marine energy sector with opportunities to stay up to date on key developments in our sector such as testing infrastructure and Blue Economy opportunities.
UMERC + Marine Energy Technology Symposium 2022
The University Marine Energy Research Community (UMERC) and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) jointly hosted UMERC+METS, a marine energy research conference in Portland, Oregon, on September 13-14, 2022. The conference was held in conjunction with the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference (OREC), which also provided an opportunity to meet with marine energy developers and stakeholders, as part of Ocean Energy Week 2022.
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Agenda at a Glance
See below for OREC's run of show, or click a button to the right for an expanded agenda or list of confirmed speakers.
11:00 a.m. – Registration begins
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Welcome & Introduction
- Video Welcome: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
- Introduction: Jason Busch, POET Executive Director
1:45 p.m. – Energy Issues Affecting the Marine Energy Landscape
- Moderator – Shannon Souza, POET Policy Director
- Mark Thompson, Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission
3:00 p.m. – Networking Break
3:30 p.m. – Ocean-Based Climate Solutions
- Moderator – Simon Geerlofs, Senior Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5:30 p.m. – Reception
Note: Program subject to change
Venue / Location
The Leftbank Annex
Advice from the organizers: Book as soon as possible—this will be a busy week in Portland!
UMERC+METS 2022 Conference
The University Marine Energy Research Community (UMERC) and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) program will consist of poster presentations across two tracks punctuated with networking opportunities and plenary sessions to bring everyone together again.
Note: This agenda is subject to change, and will be updated regularly with the latest information.
Tuesday, September 13
8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Session 1
Modeling: WECs, Turbines, Controls, and Debris
Powering the Blue Economy
11:00 a.m. Networking/Visit Posters
11:15 a.m. Plenary Session
Unlocking the power of ocean energy: The need for standardization, and transfer of data and technology – Maha Haji, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
11:45 a.m. Session 2
Materials and Modeling
Desalination and Innovative Marine Energy Harvest
1:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 p.m. Session 3
Innovative Tools, LCOE, and Efficiencies for Marine Energy
Resource Assessment and Characterization
3:45 p.m. Networking/Visit Posters
4:00 p.m. Session 4
Software and Databases for Marine Energy
5:30 p.m. UMERC+METS Reception
Wednesday, September 14
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
9:00 a.m. Session 5
Laboratory and Tank Testing
Plenary Session: Community-Driven Marine Energy Design and Analysis
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 6
Open Water and Laboratory Testing
3:00 p.m. Networking / Visit Posters
3:30 p.m. Session 7
Array Layout and Optimization
Novel WECs and Turbines
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. OREC Reception