EWTEC 2021

We are pleased to confirm that the EWTEC2021 conference will definitely be taking place on 5-9 September 2021!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, whilst we are hopeful we will be welcoming as many delegates as possible to the University of Plymouth in September, we have contingency in place to move some or indeed all of the event online should this be necessary. We will constantly be monitoring government guidelines, and will only run the event face to face if it is safe to do so. 

Currently, it is only possible to register to attend the event face to face. If the event moves partially or fully online, and either we are no longer able to welcome face to face attendees, or you wish to change your booking to an online one, you will receive a refund of 20% of your registration fee. 

View the delegate terms and conditions for full details  

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The University of Plymouth are delighted to be hosting the 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) on 5-9 September 2021, and welcoming the wave and tidal community to the city of Plymouth and the University. 

EWTEC provides a forum where those at the forefront of technology development in the sector meet, interact, present their latest knowledge and debate new ideas and issues pertinent to wave and tidal energy conversion.

The University is located on the beautiful coastline of South Devon, and at the heart of the very centre of the city. We’re one of the largest universities in the region, and our world-leading researchers and state-of-the-art test facilities attracts some of the top marine-related academic and commercial research projects from around the world. 

Plymouth and its stunning historical waterfront location, rich maritime history, natural harbour and diversity in fish and marine life in Plymouth Sound, has led to it being named as the UK’s first National Marine Park. We’ve also been named as one of the best holiday destinations for 2020* and the friendliest city in the UK†.

With excellent transport links, breath-taking views of the coast and countryside, range of restaurants, quirky independent and top brand shops, Plymouth has something for everyone. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant city for EWTEC 2021. 

* Plymouth: The City of Discovery Plymouth named as the 3rd best holiday destination for 2020 by CN Traveller. 

Plymouth named as the friendliest city in the UK by research conducted by Moonpig.

Registration deadlines and rates

Registration for EWTEC2021 is now open via the link above. 

There is a requirement for there to be one delegate registered for every accepted paper. The Delegate Terms and Conditions for EWTEC2021 registration can be found at https://tinyurl.com/syph4t2d

Registration rates are in British pound sterling (£, GBP).


Registration Deadline Student rate (GBP) Standard rate (GBP)
Early bird Friday 28 May 2021 £335 £585
Regular Friday 30 July 2021 £460 £665
Late Tuesday 31 August 2021 £585 £790

Abstracts and papers

The EWTEC 2021 themes are:

  • Wave/tidal resource characterisation
  • Wave/tidal device development and testing
  • Wave/tidal hydrodynamic modelling
  • Grid integration, PTO and control
  • Station keeping, moorings and foundations
  • Structural mechanics – materials, fatigue, loadings
  • Environmental impact and appraisal
  • Operations, maintenance and decommissioning
  • Economical, social, legal and political aspects of ocean energy.

The deadline for submitting abstracts to EWTEC 2021 is now closed but please note that full papers will be due by Friday 16 April 2021 (extended date).

More details about submissions and guidance can be found on the EWTEC submission website.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

We are delighted to be able to offer several exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

EWTEC 2021 is a unique opportunity to bring together hundreds of experts in the fields of wave and tidal energy, to the city of Plymouth as well as the wider South West of England. Benefits will include:

  • the chance to meet face to face with more than 500 experts in wave and tidal energy
  • the opportunity to strengthen your network and create new partnerships
  • the opportunity to promote your organisation’s products and services to Europe’s leading experts shaping developments in a rapidly expanding sector.

Further information can be found on the EWTEC 2021 website.


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