Donostia / San Sebastián 18-20 October

More than 900 delegates and businesses from all around the world are expected to gather at the Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium

ICOE-OEE 2022, will gather ocean energy professionals and decision-makers from all corners of the globe.

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is a global ocean energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable ocean energy. ICOE is hosted by Ocean Energy Systems, a technology collaboration programme within the International Energy Agency (IEA/OES). Held every two years, the goal of the conference and exhibition is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts.

OEE annual event brings together hundreds of people from across the sector, including politicians, senior decision-makers and key industrial players.

Success and exposure are guaranteed in this unique event.


Event organisers


The Basque Energy Cluster is a non-profit organisation which was set up in 1996 with the mission of improving global competitiveness of the Basque energy sector companies by facilitating an industry-driven collaboration along the value chains and seeking public-private partnerships. Our vision is to contribute to the positioning the Basque Country as one of the European references in the energy industry sector in specific energy fields.

The Basque Energy Cluster is made up of more than 180 members, including leading companies in the energy sector located in the Basque Country (energy operators, component and equipment manufacturers), agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and public administration bodies involved in the energy field.

Hosting ICOE-OEE 2022 in Donostia / San Sebastián, Basque Country, the Basque Energy Cluster aims to strengthen networking and collaboration among ocean energy stakeholders from all over the world and highlight -both nationally and internationally- the relevance of the Basque and Spanish industry for the development of the ocean energy sector.




Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) is the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. Over 120 organisations, including Europe’s leading utilities, industrialists and research institutes trust OEE to represent the interests of Europe’s ocean energy sector.

As a not-for-profit organisation, every euro invested in OEE is used to promote the European ocean energy industry. Ocean Energy Europe’s mission is to create a strong environment for the development of ocean energy, improve access to funding, and enhance business opportunities for its members.

OEE organises the annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition, bringing together hundreds of people from across the sector, including politicians, senior decision-makers and key industrial players. The event features a cutting-edge programme with the most important news and updates from the sector and a bustling exhibition.


Ocean Energy Systems (OES)

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) is the short name for the Technology Collaboration Programme on Ocean Energy Systems, an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, founded in 2001, which operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Established in 1974, the International Energy Agency (IEA) carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation for its 29 member countries and beyond by examining the full spectrum of energy issues and advocating policies that will enhance energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.

In the words of the organisers…


José Ignacio Hormaeche
Managing Director of the Basque Energy Cluster:

The next few years will be key for the future success of ocean energy. International collaboration is more relevant than ever, and we want the joint event between ICOE and OEE to be a catalyser for the sector. It is time to meet again… and what a better place than the beautiful city of Donostia / San Sebastián.


Remi Gruet
CEO of Ocean Energy Europe:

We are excited to co-organise this one-of-a-kind event together with the Basque Energy Cluster, merging two already well-regarded events. With revenue support in the UK and France looking at new pilot farms, it will be a perfect moment for the whole sector to come together and drive ocean energy forward.


Yann-Hervé De Roeck
Chairman of the IEA/OES:

Our group of international experts on ocean energy (23 member countries plus the European Commission) collaborates to accelerate the viability, uptake and acceptance of ocean energy systems in an environmentally acceptable manner. By associating our biannual international conference ICOE with OEE event, the resulting synergy is fully in line with our objectives.


Iñigo Ansola
General Director of the Basque Energy Agency:

The Basque Country has the most advanced technology testing infrastructures and a high-capacity industrial base, enabling it to make a decisive contribution to the take-off of this sector. The Basque authorities promote events like ICOE and OEE in the conviction that marine renewables will constitute a new and important source of supply and industrial growth in the coming years.