EIMR 2022


EIMR2024 will be held 15-19 April 2024 in Kirkwall, Orkney - the 2024 conference website is now live.

Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables content

Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables

Led by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) with Heriot Watt University (HWU), Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) is an international conference hosted across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region. The conference series explores the interactions of marine renewable energy technologies with the environment.

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EIMR2022 was held 4-6 October 2022 as a virtual meeting

The conference was a virtual meeting in 2022 to encourage broader participation – particularly from more and new international contributors, reflecting the increasingly global nature and range of Marine Renewable initiatives, opportunities and impacts

The International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) is a major forum for researchers and professionals to come together to present their latest research, results, and ideas. EIMR aims to strengthen relationships between the emerging marine renewable energy industry, research centres, universities, government agencies and other stakeholders.

Previous conferences in Kirkwall, Orkney (2012 & 2018), Stornoway, Lewis (2014) and Online in 2020 explored the environmental, societal, and policy aspects of wave, tidal stream, tidal range energy, as well as some of the early lessons of offshore wind (floating and fixed), multi-use platforms and co-location, community scale marine renewable energy and social licence to operate.

EIMR2022 will continue to focus on emerging research in these areas, as well as new and emerging topics such as; engineering considerations for environmental interactions, social licence to operate, data transferability (from one site to another), balancing benefits in blue spaces (private interest v public rights).

The Scientific Advisory Committee is again chaired by Professor Ben Wilson of the University of the Highlands and Islands

Full details of the Scientific Advisory Committee for 2024 are available on the 2024 conference website


University of the Highlands and Islands | Heriot Watt University

Supported by:

The Bryden Centre: Advanced Marine and Bio-energy Research | Interreg. Norther Ireland, Ireland, Scotland. This project is supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)       Marine Alliance Science Technology Scotland Logo