This is the seventh of a series of European conferences on Wave Energy, that started in 1993 in Edinburgh, and, since 2005, have also included Tidal Energy. For the second time the conference is taking place in Portugal (the second conference was held in Lisbon in 1995).
The growing interest in wave and tidal energy is evident from the increasing number of papers presented at these conferences. About 150 abstracts were submitted to the present conference, from which 103 were selected for presentation and inclusion in the proceedings.
For the first time in this conference series, the selection of the papers was based on peer review of the full paper, and, also for the first time, the proceedings will be available to the participants at the beginning of the conference. This was a heavy task for the Technical Committee, for other reviewers and for the local organizing committee.
The 7th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) took place in September 2009 in Porto, Portugal.
The book of abstracts from EWTEC 2007 is available here.
The following is a list of papers and presentations produced by this event.