OES is the technology collaboration programme on Ocean Energy Systems, an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, founded in 2001, which operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. The programme is made up of experts across government, academia and industry in 55 countries dedicated to advancing common research and the application of specific energy technologies.

The OPIN network is seen as a key network for the IEA-OES to inform and promote its work.

Confirmed speakers include Yann-Hervé De Roeck, IEA-OES Chairman and Patricia Comiskey, OPIN Project lead. The session will include highlights on tasks currently being progressed by IEA-OES in areas such as assessment of job creation potential in the ocean energy sector; development of performance metrics for standardised assessment of ocean energy technologies; environmental and consenting methodologies for ocean energy technologies.


Agenda (CEST)

  • Welcome address and intro to OPIN by Patricia Comiskey, SEAI Programme manager (15:00 – 15:10)
  • Intro to IEA-OES by Ana Brito e Melo, IEA-OES Executive Secretary (15:10 – 15:25)
  • Jobs creation by Yann-Hervé De Roeck, IEA-OES Chairman (15:25 – 15:40)
  • Performance Metrics by Jonathan Hodges, Senior Innovation Engineer at Wave Energy Scotland (15:40 – 15:55)
  • OES Environmental by Anne Marie O’Hagan, Senior Research Fellow at UCC MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine (15:55 – 16:10)
  • Q&A session (16:10 – 16:25)
  • Close (16:25 – 16:30)




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