As governments, industry and communities around the world respond to the threat of climate change, an opportunity exists to bring attention to an emerging renewable sector that promises a highly effective means to decarbonise the blue economy.

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The Blue Economy CRC’s September webinar will discuss the decarbonisation of the Blue Economy through the accelerated adoption of ocean energy, presented by members of the Ocean Energy Group, headed up and facilitated by Cluster Manager Stephanie Thornton.

Speakers include representatives from Australian Ocean Energy Group (AOEG), an industry-led cluster formed in 2018 to accelerate the commercialisation of Australia’s ocean energy as the next frontier in low carbon generating capacity. AOEG was formed with seed funding from National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and partnership support from Climate-KIC Australia.

Guest panellists include speakers from BMT, Smart Barge, Carnegie Clean Energy, AZURA Wave Power, OneTide, Bombora Wave Power, Australian Microgrid Centre of Excellence and Wave Swell. followed by an open panel Q&A.

Blue Economy Research Director, Professor Irene Penesis states:

“This webinar brings together a range of industry leaders in the ocean energy space to share their knowledge and expertise on ocean decarbonisation in a bid to open up these new opportunities on our doorstep.”

“We look forward to the realisation of these new innovations currently underway and their uptake in our marine environments across the country.” 

The webinar will discuss the topic of supply and demand in the ocean energy sector and its relevance to achieving effective decarbonisation in the Blue Economy followed by a showcase of market innovation by AOEG members.

“With the growing high interest and demand for offshore wind at utility scale in Australia, it’s now time to pursue and develop the wide range of market opportunities in the Blue Economy.”

“AOEG is thrilled to introduce the innovative work by several of its members that provide decarbonisation solutions for coastal communities, businesses and/or industries”. Stephanie Thorton, AOEG Cluster Manager.

The aim of this webinar is to increase understanding about:

  • The opportunities and challenges creating market demand for ocean energy systems in the Blue Economy.
  • Innovations currently in development by AOEG members which provide decarbonisation solutions for coastal communities, businesses and/or industries.
  • AOEG’s approach to balance supply & demand through transition from technology-push to market-pull – adapting the value proposition and changing the narrative.

Webinar information
Wednesday 22nd September, 2021, 3 – 5pm (AEST)