Annual Report 2014
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Maria Olsson Swedish Energy Agency


The former ocean energy centre, OEC, which was a network between ocean energy companies and R&D institutions, has almost faded out. However there are plans to establish a similar one again and also include offshore wind in it. Offshore Väst, which has been mentioned before, gathers several companies, universities, institutes and authorities in projects supporting the offshore sector in Sweden.

Relevant conferences taking place in Sweden are the Swedish Maritime Day and StandUp for Energy. Swedish Maritime Day gathers stakeholders from academy, industry and the public sector. The conference is not only focused on offshore energy but also in areas like shipping, biotechnology, marine environment etc. StandUp for Energy is a research alliance between Uppsala University, KTH, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Luleå University of Technology, focusing on areas such as renewable energy production (marine energy included), electricity grid, electric and hybrid vehicles and energy system. Conferences are held every year and are attended by companies and policy makers.