European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

EWTEC Mission

EWTEC presents and publishes robust understanding of marine energy technologies for the benefit of society.

EWTEC History

Launched in 1993, EWTEC is the voice of wave and tidal energy research and an established international conference series.

  • Proceedings
  • International Marine Energy Journal
Future conferences


  • 15th EWTEC, 3-7 September 2023, Bilbao, Spain

The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) series are international, technical and scientific conferences, focussing on renewable marine energy – wave and tidal – which are derived from the water column in the ocean. EWTEC is well established among renewable energy conferences showing considerable growth since its launch in 1993 (see Conferences). Since its inception, EWTEC has provided global focus for all activities in wave and tidal energy conversion technologies, research, development and demonstration. EWTEC is widely respected for its commitment to high quality of academic and industrial contributions, which are peer reviewed, delivered at the conference and published in the proceedings. Highly impactful outputs from the conference proceedings are normally selected to be published in the EWTEC’s International Marine Energy Journal.

Marine energy technologies and systems are progressing well with pathways to commercialisation identified. Hence, EWTEC provides a biennial forum for those at the forefront of research and technology development in the marine energy sector where they meet, interact, present their latest knowledge, debate new ideas and issues pertinent to wave and tidal energy conversion. EWTEC thus provides attendees with an unparalleled forum for knowledge transfer and debate at the cutting edge of marine renewable energy technology.

EWTEC is governed by an Executive Board and Technical Committee, with members elected from the top researchers in the field. These committees provide the necessary management and guidance to support the continued pre-eminent global pedagogic and scholarly standing of the EWTEC conference series.

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EWTEC 2023
Latest News

The 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference will be held between 3rd– 7th September 2023 in Bilbao, Spain. The 2025 edition will be held in Madeira, Portugal.

The Proceedings of the 15th EWTEC are now available, access to the PDFs for registered delegates

Latest proceedings

Conference Proceeding

The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) series are international, technical and scientific conferences, focused on ocean renewable energy and widely respected for their commitment to maintain high standards in the quality of academic and industrial contributions to their proceedings.

    International Marine Energy Journal

    The International Marine Energy Journal (IMEJ) is a community enabled and led open access publication with the aim to publish original, high quality, state of the art articles exploiting the resources within the ocean and coastal waters, with particular emphasis on wave and tidal energy technologies (marine renewable energy) and their environmental and socio-economic aspects. Submitted articles should cover fundamental and applied research, including: case studies; field deployment and testing; techno-economic analysis and environmental and social impacts; and laboratory based studies covering wave and tidal energy.