EWTEC 2021

We are pleased to confirm that the EWTEC20201 conference will definitely be taking place on 5-9 September 2021!

We are planning for a face-to-face conference and with a hybrid option of having some content accessible online if necessary. However, with the continued uncertainty due to COVID-19, our responsibility is to the safety of our delegates and we will organise and operate in line with UK government guidance issued at that time.

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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.

Abstract submission 

We are delighted to announce that abstract submission is now open. 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.

Due to a large number of requests, the deadline for submitting abstracts to EWTEC 2021 has been extended to Friday 8 January 2021

Please note that full papers will be due by Sunday 28 February 2021.

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.

Conference programme

The full conference programme will be published on the EWTEC website.

Travel and accommodation

Travel advice and accommodation recommendations will be available on the EWTEC website.

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