Annual Report 2016
Country Reports


José Luis Villate TECNALIA, in collaboration with APPA-Marina

ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, in collaboration with the Commercial Office of Spain in London, organized for the first time a Spanish space in ICOE (the International Conference on Ocean Energy), which celebrated its sixth edition in February 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The Spanish institutional participation, led by APPA Marina, occupied an area of 18 m2 with the following participants: APPA Marina, BiMEP, IH Cantabria, PLOCAN, Rotary Wave and TECNALIA.

APPA-Marina, jointly with the Naval Engineering School of Madrid and CME (Spanish Maritime Cluster), organized the second edition of the National Annual Conference on Marine Renewable Energy in Madrid in November 2016. Test centre representatives, Government officials, researchers and industry leaders provided an in-depth coverage of the current and future industry, highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments in Spain.

APPA-Marina, founded in 2006, is formed by the main Spanish stakeholders working on ocean energy and offshore wind. Its main objective is to bring together Central and Regional Governments, R&D institutions and industrial companies interested in the development of marine renewable energy.

The third edition of the Marine Energy Week has been announced to be held in Bilbao in the last week of March 2017. This event, organized by EVE, TECNALIA and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, will bring experts from leading agents, companies, researchers and decision-makers involved in the offshore wind and ocean energy sectors. Marine Energy Week comprises international project meetings, technical visits, a poster session focused on research activities, an industrial workshop on offshore wind supply chain, an offshore wind conference, an ocean energy conference and an exhibition area integrated in a wider event about maritime aspects including networking and B2B spaces.