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The Ocean Energy Systems meets in Monaco


The thirty-second meeting of the Ocean Energy Systems was held in Monaco on Monday 10th April 2017 in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and representatives from the organisation’s twenty-four member states.  

Founded in 2001, the Ocean Energy Systems is a global technological initiative devoted to marine energy. This task force depends on the International Energy Agency in Paris.  The mission of the Ocean Energy Systems is “to ensure that energy from the sea becomes increasingly sustainable in the future. To this end, the aim of the OES is to promote the development of technologies and above all the exchange of the most pertinent information between member states” explained Mr Henry Jeffrey, President of the Ocean Energy Systems. Research regarding energies derived from the sea are based on five key areas: waves, ocean temperature, tides, salinity and currents. In Monaco, 20% of all the energy used derives from the sea.

On the occasion of this event headed by the Monegasque National Committee of the World Energy Council, in partnership with the Government and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Mr Henry Jeffrey presented the Ocean Energy Systems’ annual report to the Sovereign.