EIMR 2018

Led by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and Heriot Watt University (HW), Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies (EIMR) is an international conference hosted at different sites across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region. The conferences explore the interactions of wave and tidal energy technologies with the environment.

The next conference will be held in Kirkwall, Orkney 24-27 April 2018

This is an exciting time for the sector and the region as marine renewable devices are deployed.

The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Energy Technologies (EIMR) aims to serve as a major forum for global researchers and professionals to come together to present their latest research, results, and ideas and strengthen relations between the emerging marine renewables industry, research laboratories, and universities.

Previous conferences in Kirkwall, Orkney (2012) and Stornoway, Lewis (2014) – hosted by Heriot-Watt University and the University of the Highlands and Islands – explored the interactions of wave and tidal energy technologies with the environment. Since then, wave and tidal testing and commercial deployments have progressed in Scotland and worldwide.

The industry, regulators and academic researchers now have real world experience that has generated valuable lessons about effective methods and the relative significance of different interactions.

The Scientific Committee is chaired by Professor Ben Wilson of University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Full details of the Scientific Committee


Registration is now open

Call for papers is now open


Venue: Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK.

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Contact Email: eimr2018@hw.ac.uk