6th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop (OTE2018)

Venue: Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

shear_rotorWe are pleased to announce that the 6th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, OTE2018, will be held in Oxford on the 26th and 27th of March, 2018. OTE2018 builds on five 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 four 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



Participants wishing to make an oral presentation are asked to submit a two page abstract to the workshop organisers at ote@eng.ox.ac.uk using the template files MS Word file or PDF template. The workshop scientific committee will lightly review the abstracts; all accepted abstracts will be included in the workshop proceedings and will be uploaded on the workshop website.

We would like to encourage poster submissions to the workshop as well as submissions for oral presentations. Posters will be displayed around the break area and presenters will be asked to give a short (2-3 minute) introduction to their poster within one of the oral presentation sessions. Those wishing to submit posters are also asked to submit a two page abstract so that it can be included in the workshop proceedings. When submitting your abstract for poster presentation please identify in your cover email that you wish for it to be considered for a poster.

MS Word file or PDF template

Please email all abstracts to the workshop organisers at .


Please register to attend the workshop, noting any dietary requirements that you have. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop organisers at .

OTE2018 registration




epsrc_logoWe 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 2018 registration website by Friday, 2nd March 2018. 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.