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Ocean Energy Systems

The Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems commenced in October 2001. The Agreement's mission is to facilitate and co-ordinate ocean energy research, development and demonstration through international co-operation and information exchange, leading to the deployment and commercialisation of sustainable, efficient, reliable, cost-competitive and environmentally sound ocean energy technologies.

Signatories : Australia | Belgium | Canada | China | Denmark | Germany | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Korea, Republic of | Mexico | Monaco | New Zealand | Nigeria | Norway | Portugal | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom | United States |
For more information: www.ocean-energy-systems.org

Current Projects (Annexes)

Task 1. Review, Exchange and Dissemination of Information on Ocean Energy Systems
Collate, review and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of ocean energy systems


Task 4. Assessment of Environmental Effects and Monitoring Effects for Ocean Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems
This Annex responds to a need for information on the environmental effects related to ocean wave, tidal, and current energy technologies. It particularly focuses on a need to compile and disseminate information on the environmental effects of ocean energy technologies and on identifying methods of monitoring for such effects.


Task 5. The Exchange and Assessment of Ocean Energy Device Project Information and Experience