Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Yann-Hervé De Roeck France Energies Marine

The second annual international convention on marine renewable energies took place in Le Havre on 22-23 March 2017. In total, 3500 participants and 230 exhibitors from 20 countries participated in two days of presentations, seminars, meetings and expositions. This was also the occasion for the professionals to meet at a plenary meeting, one month ahead of the presidential election, with representatives of all the main candidates to hear their views on MRE.

In 2018, this national event will merge with the international congress ICOE which will take place in Cherbourg, also in Normandy, on 12-14 April. First presented at Seanergy, an assessment of marine renewable energy related jobs (in French) has been published1 this year: a total of 2086 direct jobs have been identified in this study, in the field of marine energies, in France (75% in relation to offshore wind and 25% in ocean energy).

MRE Masters programme
The engineering school ENSTA Bretagne continues to offer a specialized master’s degree in marine renewable energies. Designed to complement a degree in engineering or a master’s in mechanical engineering, the MRE Master’s programme allows the acquisition of dual skills in engineering and MREs.