7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE2019)

Venue: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

shear_rotorWe are pleased to announce that the 7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, OTE2019, will be held in Oxford on the 8th and 9th of April, 2019. OTE2019 builds on six successful workshops to provide opportunities for scientists, engineers, and researchers to discuss technical issues in tidal stream power generation. Since the first workshop in 2012 the workshop series has attracted over five hundred delegates, received over a hundred oral presentations and enjoyed dozens of posters. The workshop welcomes all delegates, and in particular doctoral students and early career researchers whom we would like to encourage to join us to discuss their research in a friendly yet intellectually challenging environment. Research topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Device-scale problems (hydrodynamics, design, fluid-structure interactions, etc)
  • Array-scale problems (wake interaction, array optimisation, etc)
  • Basin-scale problems (resource assessment, environmental impact, etc)
  • Novel experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches for tidal energy research
Many of these topics are aligned with research aims and objectives of the new Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub. The Hub provides research leadership to connect academia, industry, policy and public stakeholders, inspire innovation and maximise societal value in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. You can find out more about the Supergen ORE hub, and sign up for updates at the Supergen ORE website.

Workshop Programme and Proceedings

A copy of the programme for the 7th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE2019) can be found here: OTE2019 Programme.

The workshop proceedings can be found here: Proceedings of OTE2019



We are delighted that the workshop is being supported through funding by the EPSRC.

Details of the workshop dinner to follow.


Important Dates

Participants should register their intention to attend and dietary requests on the OTE 2019 registration website by Friday, 22nd March 2019. For all other enquiries, please contact the organisers,  or .




Scientific Committee



University Accommodation: College accommodation (the closest colleges are Keble, Somerville, St Anne's, St Hugh's) from £40/night.

There are a range of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts nearby which can also be booked.



Arriving at Oxford Railway Station: The department is a 20 minute walk from the railway station, and there is a taxi rank outside the station.

Driving to Oxford: There is very limited parking at the department, please contact  if you will require a parking space.

Taxi: Phone numbers for the local taxi firms are:

001 Taxis 01865 240000

Radio Taxis 01865 242424


Arriving at the Department

The department address is Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ. On arrival, please come to the reception desk situated in the Thom Building; the entrance is on the ground floor and can be accessed from Banbury Rd as well as Parks Rd.