METS 2019 Call for Abstracts


The Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) Board is soliciting posters for a technical session to be held as part of Waterpower Week in Washington held April 1 -3, 2019 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Waterpower Week in Washington is one event that includes the National Hydropower Association’s Annual Conference and the International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) under one roof. This year the IMREC conference will include technical sessions and one session will be the METS Poster Session. 

The METS poster session will focus on all aspects of wave and current energy research that is aimed at accelerating the pace of marine energy development. As an integral part of the IMREC track, the METS poster session will provide an excellent opportunity for the research community to interact with their peers and with the marine energy industry, as well as a range of public and private industry stakeholders.

The 2019 METS will consist of one poster session that addresses the engineering, environmental, economic, and societal aspects of wave and current energy converters.

Authors interested in presenting a poster are required to submit a 300 word abstract. See author instructions below, including links for downloading the abstract templates required.

Author Instructions

  • Abstracts must be submitted via email attachment to Arielle Cardinal (
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and may include 1-2 figures.
  • Authors must use the MS-Word or LaTeX templates (Poster Abstract Template) when preparing their abstracts.
  • Please include the following information in your email to Arielle:

            Full Name
            Job Title
            Full Postal Mailing Address
            Telephone Number

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

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 18, 2019
  • Author notification of acceptance:  February 1, 2019
  • Poster presentations:  Tuesday, 4/2/19 from 4:00 PM—5:15 PM at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. as part of NHA's Waterpower Week in Washington