International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) 2020
Corran Halls, Oban, Scotland
Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 April 2020
The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) is a major forum for researchers and professionals to come together to present their latest research, results, and ideas. EIMR aims to strengthen relationships between the emerging marine renewable energy industry, research laboratories, universities, and government agencies.
Previous conferences in Kirkwall, Orkney (2012 & 2018), and Stornoway, Lewis (2014) explored the interactions of wave and tidal energy technologies with the environment. Wave and tidal energy testing and commercial deployments have continued to progress in Scotland and worldwide. The industry, regulators and academic researchers now have real world experience that has generated valuable lessons about the relative significance of environmental interactions and strategies or reducing consenting risk; it is these experiences the conference will explore and help to advance.
Specifically, EIMR 2020 will focus on the environmental, societal, and policy aspects of wave, tidal stream, or tidal range energy, although lessons learned from offshore wind (floating and fixed) and other industries are welcomed. This year we will also provide space for emerging topics, including: multi-use platforms and co-location, community-scale marine renewable energy, and social licence to operate.
Either side of the main conference there will be workshops exploring key issues of the sector, including:
- Environmental interactions of floating offshore wind
- Collision risk to marine mammals from tidal turbines – next steps towards understanding and retiring risk
- 29 February 2020: Early-bird registration closes
- 27 March 2020: Detailed programme issued
- 10 April 2020: Conference registration ends
- 20-24 April 2020: Workshops and field trips
- 21-23 April 2020: Conference days