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2016 INORE North American Symposium

October 29 – November 2

University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA


Are you a graduate student, early-stage researcher, or young professional in offshore renewable energy?  You’re invited to the University of Maine this October for INORE’s annual North American Symposium!  Join us for four days of research sharing, idea exchange, workshops, and site visits in a dynamic and informal environment.  Meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals from around the world specializing in offshore renewable energy, including:

  • Technology and engineering of offshore renewable energy devices
  • Environmental monitoring and sustainability of marine renewables
  • Marine resource assessment
  • Policy and human dimensions of offshore renewable energy

Maine is home to two of the first grid-connected offshore renewable energy devices deployed in the United States.  This symposium will draw on the region’s experience to address the challenges of transitioning offshore energy technologies from the lab to the ocean.  Speakers include key players in offshore renewable energy in the northeastern United States, such as Maine Sea Grant, Maine Aqua Ventus, Ocean Renewable Power Company, and more!

Thanks to our sponsors, symposium activities, food, and lodging are free for attendees.  

In addition, we will have several travel grants available this year!

  • Travel grants will partially reimburse travel costs for long-distance attendees with financial need. Details on the grant application process will be emailed to symposium applicants at the email address provided.
  • If you are travelling from Asia, Africa, or South America, you are eligible for the BECS travel grant, which offers up to 500€ to aid in travel costs.

Applications closed.  Successful applicants to the symposium and travel grants have been notified.

Each person who wishes to attend must apply separately, with their own abstract.  Every attendee will be giving a 5-minute introduction to their work and presenting their own poster.

After applying to attend the symposium in the form below, you may apply for a travel grant using the travel grant application form.  Travel grant application deadline:  August 26, 2016.


If you’d like to maximize your conference experience while you’re in the area, remember that the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference will be held this year in Providence, RI October 25 – 26th, and Marine Renewables Canada is having its annual conference in Halifax from November 3-4.  If there is enough interest in either of these events, we may be able to coordinate car-pools.


Questions? Please contact the planning committee at [email protected].
Sponsors 7-28-2016

Maine Sea Grant and the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center
are the main sponsors of the 2016 INORE North American Symposium.

(The application period for this Symposium has passed. For questions, email [email protected])