Annual Report 2018

Executive Committee

The overall programme is headed by an Executive Committee (ExCo) composed of representatives from each participating country and organisation.
A list of the members of the ExCo is shown in Appendix 1. The ExCo meets twice a year and takes decisions on the management, participation and implementation aspects of the OES. Contracting Parties pay an annual membership fee to the Agreement Common Fund, which covers administrative expenses, including the secretariat services, communication and dissemination activities and sponsorship activities and collaboration with other international organisations. The common fund may also support coordination of ongoing R&D projects, launch of new projects, organisation of OES workshops on prioritised topics and commissioning of studies or reports. It does not cover R&D activities; research should be funded by participants involved in a specific task. The annual membership subscription fee is € 7000. 
The ExCo elects a Chairman and two Vice-Chairs, who serve for a 2-year term. Together with the Secretary, the Chairman and Vice-Chairs form the Cabinet, which manages the day-to-day decision-making to implement the annual Work Programme. The ExCo Secretariat is based in Lisbon, Portugal and is run by WavEC Offshore Renewables. 
The 34th ExCo meeting took place in Cherbourg, France, on 14-15 June with 20 Delegates and 2 Observers (Chile and Australia). The 35th ExCo meeting was held in Las Palmas at Gran Canaria, on 29 - 30 November with the participation of 18 Delegates. 
In 2018, Henry Jeffrey (United Kingdom) served as Chair and Annie Dallman (USA) and Yann-Hervé De Roeck (France) served as Vice-Chairs. At the last ExCo meeting, Henry Jeffrey was re-elected for a second 2-year period (2019 – 2020). 
In 2018, OES participated in two IEA events:
  • Joint Workshop of the IEA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Parties held in Paris, France on 29 March 2018. 
  • 74th IEA Renewable Energy Working Party Meeting (REWP 74) held in Rome, Italy, on 24-26 October 2018.



Fig. 3 - 34th ExCo Meeting in Cherbourg, France (14-15 June 2018)



Fig. 4 - 35th ExCo Meeting in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (29 - 30 November 2018)