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October 2007 : "Sea-based renewable energy" from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th at Brest, France

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Climate changes, the latest European commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the decrease of raw materials reserves (gas, oil, coal) could give a new impulse to sea-based renewable energy. The sea provides abundant sources of renewable energy, that can contribute to sustainable development.

Considering energy production, known techniques enjoy a new boom worldwide : wave energy (ground swells, waves), streams (water turbines), wind (offshore wind turbines), seaweeds (biomass), salinity gradient (osmosis), temperature gradient (ocean thermal energy conversion, deep-water air-conditioning).

Which resources are available ?
What research is being conducted to develop these technologies ?
Who are the actors involved in sea-based renewable energy in Europe and elsewhere ?

. How does sea-based renewable energy fit in the energy panel ?
. Under what conditions can there be investors in sea-based renewable energy ?
. How do scientific headways enable us to foresee potential impacts on the coastline, other uses of the sea, law, and economics ?
. How do integrated coastal area management and spatial planning contribute to system installing ?
. How can the sea play a part in CO2 storage ?
. Aspects of Human and Social Sciences : how do inhabitants along the coastline and professionals dealing with the sea accept these future facilities ?
. Energy plan in the Brittany region, sea-based renewable energy experiments and public opinion survey in Europe.

The debates are broadcasted live and archived as videos, in order to be available 24/7 for free on the web.


From September 27th to October 12th, 2007
Pilot events taking place in 12 cities in Brittany and Ile-de-France…
Sea-based renewable energy for Juniors, the use of seaweeds or tuna : from the ocean to the plate.
Information on "Pilot Events 2007"

October 2007, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th
Science et Ethique debates for Juniors
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October 2007, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th
The Science et Ethique debates or the dialogue duty
Programme :
Opening – Sea-based renewable energy : panorama and challenges
RT1 – Experience feedback in Europe, R&D and innovation
RT2 – Outlook and impact on the coastline
RT3 – Economy and funding for developing sea-based renewable energy
RT4 – Governance and land settlement : articulation between French « Energy » plans, integrated coastal area management, and coastal area plans in Brittany, in Europe, and in overseas departments and territories ; laws, guidelines.

Scientific Committee Chairman : Professor Lucien Laubier
Presidents and Honor Members : Pierre Appriou, Jean-Claude Bodéré, Lucie Degail, Jean Francheteau, Michel Glémarec
Managing Director : Brigitte Bornemann-Blanc 33 (0) 6 81 41 26 69
Aurélie Cazoulat, Charline Lasterre, Renaud Le Bot

Contact :
3B Conseils
1 rue Louis Pidoux
29200 Brest
Phone : +33 (0)2 98 41 46 05
Email : brest@3bconseils.com

Mis à jour le 31 août 2007 à 12:02