Annual Report 2018

Assesment of Jobs Creation on Ocean Energy

Various roadmaps have advanced figures for jobs creation by the ocean energy sector for the 2025, 2030 and even 2050 horizons, but in the time since, numerous ocean energy technologies have been designed and tested, and even implemented in pilot farms, and it is now time to assess an accurate total number of existing jobs directly related to the sector. It is also time to validate an approach to assess jobs creation in the sector and update projections for the 2030/2050 horizons.

In 2018, the Terms of Reference for this study have been prepared by the OES aiming to estimate job creation in OES member countries based on a combination of surveys and economic models exploiting finely tuned models based on the necessary preliminary field data collected from polling. The proposed project will aim to provide both a methodology and actual figures of job creations with an indication of the accuracy around the outputs.