EWTEC 2021

The 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference will be held between 5th – 9th September 2021 in Plymouth, UK.


Plymouth: The City of Discovery

EWTEC 2021, Plymouth

Welcome message from the Chair of EWTEC 2021

Dear Member of the Marine Energy Community,

The University of Plymouth are delighted to be hosting the 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference on 5th to 9th September 2021, and welcoming the wave and tidal community to the city of Plymouth and the University.

The University of Plymouth is located on the beautiful coastline of South Devon, and at the heart of the very centre of the city. We’re one of the largest Universities in the region, and our world-leading researchers and state-of-the-art test facilities attracts some of the top marine-related academic and commercial research projects from around the world.

Plymouth and its stunning historical waterfront location, rich maritime history, natural harbour and diversity in fish and marine life in Plymouth Sound, has led to it being named as the UK’s first National Marine Park. We’ve also been named as one of the best holiday destinations for 2020* and the friendliest city in the UK*.

With excellent transport links, breath-taking views of the coast and countryside, range of restaurants, quirky independent and top brand shops, Plymouth has something for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant city for EWTEC 2021.

Professor Deborah Greaves OBE,

Chair of EWTEC 2021

The 14th EWTEC is organised by the University of Plymouth, UK.

*Plymouth: The City of Discovery Plymouth named as the 3rd best holiday destination for 2020 by CN Traveller.
Plymouth named as the friendliest city in the UK by research conducted by Moonpig.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

A number of exciting opportunities will be available soon for conference sponsorship, marketing and the EWTEC2021 exhibition. Find out how you can be involved in the prestigious European Wave and Tidal Energy 2021 conference event by contacting us at info@ewtec.org.


Outstanding papers will be selected and considered for review and publication in the International Marine Energy Journal (IMEJ). The IMEJ (ISSN 2631-5548) is the associated journal of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.


Scientific Programme

The scientific programme of the conference will become available here.

Conference Registration

The registration process for EWTEC 2021 will open later in 2020.

Information about the fees, the venue and accommodation can be found at the registration webpage.

Booking Accommodation

A list of suggested accommodation will be available on the “Register to Attend” webpage.

Please arrange your accommodation well in advance.

Provisional Thematic tracks of EWTEC 2021

  • Wave / tidal resource characterization.
  • Wave / tidal device development and testing.
  • Wave / tidal hydrodynamic modelling.
  • Grid integration, PTO & control.
  • Station keeping, moorings and foundations.
  • Structural mechanics – materials, fatigue, loadings.
  • Environmental impact and appraisal.
  • Operations, maintenance and decommissioning.
  • Economical, social, legal and political aspects of ocean energy.

We look forward to seeing you at EWTEC2021, Plymouth!