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.
The OES role is to:
- Connect organisations and individuals working in the ocean energy sector to accelerate development and enhance economic and environmental outcomes;
- Educate people globally on the nature of ocean energy systems, the current status on development and deployment, and the beneficial impacts of such systems, improve skills and enhance research;
- Inspire governments, agencies, corporate and individuals to become involved with the development and deployment of ocean energy systems;
- Facilitate education, research, development and deployment of ocean energy systems in a manner that is beneficial for the environment and provides an economic return for those involved.