Our first conference was held in San Jose Costa Rica, January 26th to 28th, 2020. The Conference also included workshops at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose on January 24th, 25th, and 28th 2020.
The Conference was held under the auspices of PAMEC.Energy Association and a Local Organizing Committee led by the Costa Rican utility, ICE, and the major universities in San Jose, including the University of Costa Rica. The Local Organizing Committee members for PAMEC 2020 were:
- José Rodrigo Rojas Morales, Director PAMEC.Energy Association (Costa Rica)
- Tattiana Hernández-Madrigal, Vice-President, PAMEC.Energy Association (UK/Costa Rica)
- Bruce Cameron, President, PAMEC.Energy Association (Canada)
The program oversight was done through the PAMEC.Energy Association Technical and Program Board, which included Prof. Richard Karsten, Acadia University, Canada; Dr. Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA; Dr. Rodolfo Silva Casarín, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico; Luc Martin, General Manager ENERGÍA Marina SpA in Chile; Sandra Farwell, NS Department of Energy and Mines, Canada; Tattiana Hernández-Madrigal, PhD Candidate, Cardiff University, UK; Dr. José Rodrigo Rojas Morales, ICE, Costa Rica; and Bruce Cameron, Envigour Policy Consulting, Canada.
The Conference was also supported by an Advisory Board that included Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj from Southampton University and Cameron Johnstone from Strathclyde University, in the UK, on behalf of EWTEC; and Prof. Chul H Jo from Inha University in South Korea, and Prof. Jiahn-Horng Chen from National Taiwan Ocean University, on behalf of AWTEC.