2024 Conference Program

A core component of the conference are the presentations of research submitted and approved through our Call for Extended Abstracts. The final program is a result of the number and variety of topics received and accepted during the abstract review process, usually completed 2 months in advance of the conference.

Friday 19 Jan 2024

09:00 - 12:00 Pre-Conference Workshops

Technologies and Policies to Support the Integration of Marine Renewables into a Grid

Fri 09:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

No workshops in this session.

13:00 - 16:00 Pre-Conference Workshops

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator)

WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter SIMulator) is an open-source code for simulating wave energy converters (WECs), jointly developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in the United States. WEC-Sim is developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK framework utilizing Simscape Multibody to solve the multi-body dynamics problem. WEC-Sim predicts the WEC dynamics through time domain simulations based on the radiation and diffraction method using hydrodynamic coefficients obtained from boundary element method based-frequency-domain potential flow solvers (e.g., WAMIT, NEMOH, or ANSYS AQWA). WEC-Sim is developed for the purpose of predicting, analyzing, and optimizing WEC dynamics and power performance.

Fri 13:00 - 16:00

Saturday 20 Jan 2024

09:00 - 12:00 Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop on International Data Sharing for Marine Renewable Energy

PRIMRETBD

The PRIMRE team (Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy) from the US national laboratories will present background on the PRIMRE system with a focus on the value and feasibility of sharing data and information internationally. As research and development activities in marine renewable energy begin to become wide-spread around the world, there is a need to share information on the development, deployment, and challenges of generating power from ocean water.  Several nations have developed comprehensive systems for storing, curating, and disseminating data on marine energy, including the U.S. and several European countries.

 

 

Sat 09:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

No workshops in this session.

13:00 - 16:00 Pre-Conference Workshops

Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies

International Workshop Session on Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies – Capabilities and Gaps

Sat 13:00 - 16:00

Sunday 21 Jan 2024

13:00 - 16:00 Pre-Conference Workshops

Government Round Table- Energy Transition

This session is for invited persons from government to discuss opportunities, challenges, strategies and policies to achieve Net Zero Emissions.

Sun 13:00 - 16:00

17:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration Opens

UniNorte Campus

18:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception

Auditorium

Monday 22 Jan 2024

08:30 - 09:00 Conference Opening and Welcome

No workshops in this session.

09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session

This session will provide a Regional Perspective on opportunities and developments by presentations and discussions with representatives from multiple PAMEC member countries.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Networking

No workshops in this session.

11:00 - 13:00 Session 1

11:00 - 13:00 1a: Environmental Assessment

Presentation of Research on this Topic

Presenter 1: Environmental Effects

Environmental Effects

Mon 11:00 - 13:00

11:00 - 13:00 1b: Resource Assessment

Presentations of Research on this Topic:
-Methodologies
-Technologies
-Related Issues such as Turbulence

Presenter 1: Resource Assessment

Resource Assessment

Mon 11:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

No workshops in this session.

14:00 - 15:30 Session 2

14:00 - 15:30 2a: Wave Technology

Presentation of Research on this Topic

14:30 - 16:30 2b: Tidal Technology

Presentation of Research on this Topic

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Networking

No workshops in this session.

16:00 - 17:30 Session 3

16:00 - 17:30 3a: Offshore Wind Technology

Presentation of Research on this Topic

16:00 - 17:30 3b: Storage and Integration Technologies

Presentation of Research on this Topic
-Integrating Renewable Energies
-Grid Connections
-Storage

18:00 - 18:00 Poster Reception & Networking

Delegates are encourage to attend any informal Side Events hosted by attendees and to dine at a location of their own choosing.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2024

08:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session

This session will provide a Global Perspective on opportunities and developments by presentations and discussions with representatives from our sister organizations EWTEC and ATEC and invited international guests.

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Networking

Location TBD

10:30 - 13:00 Session 4

10:30 - 13:00 4a: Policies to enable Remote Coastal Community Solutions

No workshops in this session.

10:30 - 13:00 4b: Technologies to enable Micro-Electricity Demand Solutions

Micro-electricity Demand Needs, such as Ocean Technologies, Aquaculture and Remote Micro-Grids

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

No workshops in this session.

14:00 - 16:30 Session 5

14:00 - 14:00 5a: Salinity Gradient Technology

Presentations of research on this topic.

14:00 - 16:30 5b: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion(OTEC)

Presentations of research on this topic.

18:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner

Location TBD

Wednesday 24 Jan 2024

09:30 - 11:00 Session 6

09:30 - 11:00 6a: Building the Social and Policy Support for Marine Renewable Energies

-Public Confidence
-Integrated Planning Methodologies and Tools
-Socio-economic Issues, including Supply Chains
-Market Supports,
-Test and Research Centres

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break & Networking

No workshops in this session.

11:30 - 12:30 Closing Plenary Session

This session will summarize and highlight knowledge gained at the conference and discuss the research priorities, challenges and opportunities that still lie ahead to decarbonize the planet.


PAMEC 2022 Presenters & Panelists