METS 2018 Call for Abstracts

Submit Your Abstract Poster!


The 6th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will be held as part of Waterpower Week in Washington on April 30th - May 2nd, 2018, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. In addition to METS, the simultaneously occurring conferences that make up Waterpower Week in Washington are the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and the National Hydropower Association (NHA) Annual Conference.

The 2018 METS will consist of technical presentations and poster sessions that address the technical, environmental, economic, and societal aspects of wave and current energy converters.

Authors who wish to be considered for an oral presentation are required to submit a 3-4 page extended abstract describing their work. Authors interested in presenting a poster are required to submit a shorter 300 word abstract. To minimize the number of concurrent sessions, the conference schedule includes a limited number of oral presentation slots, with the majority of presentations assigned to posters.

Author Instructions

  • Abstracts for oral and poster presentations must be submitted using the online submission system that can be accessed at
  • Extended abstracts for consideration for an oral presentation should be 3-4 pages, including figures and references. Abstracts longer than 4 pages will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts for consideration for a poster presentations should be no longer than 300 words and may include 1-2 figures.
  • Authors must use the MS-Word or LaTeX templates ( when preparing their abstracts (extended or short-form).

Contact Arielle Cardinal at if you have any further questions

Specific Areas of Interest Are

  • Engineering research, development, and demonstration of systems and components through simulation, laboratory experiments, and field testing
  • Assessment and characterization of resources through simulation and field measurements
  • Identification, monitoring, and mitigation of environmental effects
  • Economic assessments
  • Societal research and policy developments related to marine energy


Submission and Review Schedule

  • Extended Abstract submission deadline (oral presentation):
    Ended January 17, 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster):
    February 15, 2018
  • Author notification of acceptance: 
    February 28, 2018
  • Oral and poster presentations:
    April 30 - May 2, 2018