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Fifth International Conference

on Offshore Energy and Storage


Organised by OSESSociety and IEEE Technical Committee on Oceanic Engineering (Ocean Energy Systems).

July 4th to 6th, 2018, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

OSES2018 Theme " The new ambition for offshore energy"

The OSES conference series addresses offshore energy systems – with major emphasis on the word “systems”. For several decades research and development has been conducted in discrete silos on offshore wind power, coastal wind power, tidal range plant, tidal stream generation, wave energy conversion, floating PV arrays, osmotic energy conversion using salinity gradients, thermal power generation using ocean thermal gradients, fissionable material extraction, energy storage over timescales of seconds/ minutes/ hours/ days, electrical power transmission offshore, energy vectors suited to offshore energy movement and, of course, the commercial and policy approaches that make it feasible for private companies to spearhead advances in the technical areas. Things had to change – and they more

Conference Program

OSES2018 Program is now available for download here.

KeyNote Speakers

OSES2018 will include five keynote addresses as below. 

1. Prof. Zhengwei WANG,  Tsinghua University, 

 “Development and Future Prospect for Tidal Energy” 

2. Dr Jochen Bard, Fraunhofer IEE,

"The future marine renewable energy system" 

3. Prof. Simon Watson, Delft University of Technology,

" Future Challenges in the Large Scale Roll Out of Offshore Wind Energy"

4. Dr. Joseph Coleman, University of Limerick

"Airborne Wind – Offshore and Onshore"

5. Dr. Endi Zhai, Corporate Chief Engineer and General Manager of Offshore Business Unit of GOLDWIND.

" An overview of China offshore wind power developments, opportunities and technical challenges"

Conference Registration

Please get registered with OSES2018 here.

Paper Submission

Full paper should follow the template provided here and can be submitted through this website.

Important Date
Abstract Submission  March 19, 2018
Notification of Acceptance  April 6, 2018
Earlybird registration ends  June 8, 2018
Paper submission  June 22, 2018
Conference dates  July 4-6, 2018



We look forward to seeing you in Ningbo, China.