EIMR 2022


Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract or ePoster for the EIMR2022 conference.

We received a wide range of exciting science submissions to help us shape the conference programme. We will be using the HopIn platform to make EIMR2022 as interactive as possible. To this end we plan to focus nine conference theme sessions around discussion of the latest findings, issues and challenges surrounding aspects of each field. Take a look at the conference programme page for details about each session, and the format we will be using for this interactive online conference.

You can follow us on Twitter @EIMR2022 to get conference updates and other related information.

Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables 2022 content

Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables 2022

Led by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) with Heriot Watt University (HWU), Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) is an international conference hosted across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region. The conference series explores the interactions of marine renewable energy technologies with the environment.

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EIMR2022 is to be held 4-6 October 2022 as a virtual meeting

The conference will be a virtual meeting in 2022 to encourage broader participation – particularly from more and new international contributors, reflecting the increasingly global nature and range of Marine Renewable initiatives, opportunities and impacts

The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) is a major forum for researchers and professionals to come together to present their latest research, results, and ideas. EIMR aims to strengthen relationships between the emerging marine renewable energy industry, research centres, universities, government agencies and other stakeholders.

Previous conferences in Kirkwall, Orkney (2012 & 2018), Stornoway, Lewis (2014) and Online in 2020 explored the environmental, societal, and policy aspects of wave, tidal stream, tidal range energy, as well as some of the early lessons of offshore wind (floating and fixed), multi-use platforms and co-location, community scale marine renewable energy and social licence to operate.

EIMR2022 will continue to focus on emerging research in these areas, as well as new and emerging topics such as; engineering considerations for environmental interactions, social licence to operate, data transferability (from one site to another), balancing benefits in blue spaces (private interest v public rights).

The Scientific Advisory Committee is again chaired by Professor Ben Wilson of the University of the Highlands and Islands

Full details of the Scientific Advisory Committee


University of the Highlands and Islands | Heriot Watt University

Supported by:

The Bryden Centre: Advanced Marine and Bio-energy Research | Interreg. Norther Ireland, Ireland, Scotland. This project is supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)       Marine Alliance Science Technology Scotland Logo