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.
The conference will be 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.
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 Call for Abstracts is now open through 16 May 2022.