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The “Cité de la Mer” maritime museum in the city of Cherbourg, France, will host a workshop on Monday the 11th of June on the role of renewable ocean energies as an alternative power source on islands, organised by PLOCAN and Ocean Energy Systems (OES) as a curtain-raising event to the opening of ICOE 2018 (International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018)), the international benchmark for ocean energy, which opens on Tuesday 12th of June in the same city.

The workshop will analyse the opportunities and the barriers to adopting renewable ocean energies in island communities locally from different standpoints, along with possible solutions to address the challenges that the industry faces. The objectives of the workshop are to address the achievements in the field of renewable ocean energy and its applicability in island conditions, and to analyse the contributions of the players involved in making use of power of this kind.

This is the second workshop organised by the OES; the first one was held at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, which focused on islands and coastal areas in Asia. The OES is an inter-governmental group set up by the International Energy Agency.

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