Early Rate (ends 11th March 2024) Regular Rate
Full Delegate (In-Person) £430.00 £500.00
Student (In-Person) £300.00 £370.00
Virtual attendance £350.00 Was £350.00 Now £200.00

In- Person Delegate Registration fees include: 

  • Attendance at all conference sessions and workshops
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunches
  • Attendance at the Welcome Reception – Monday 15th April at Orkney Distillery
  • Attendance at the Conference Dinner – Wednesday 17th April at Kirkwall Town Hall

Virtual Attendance fees include: **Now discounted**

  • Live stream access for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies plus conference sessions only
  • Participate in live Q&A

*Please note that you will not be able to view the workshops on Monday 15th or Friday 19th April. The workshops are not being recorded. 


  • Workshop 1: Applying Lessons Learned to Next-Generation Collision Monitoring around Tidal Arrays
    Workshop Leaders: Carol Sparling, Emma Cotter, Brian Polagye and Fraser Johnson
    Date: Monday 15th April – 9am to 12pm

    To date, environmental monitoring of tidal turbines has focused upon the collection of data from single turbines. With the tidal industry having ambitions to deploy individual arrays of up to 20 turbines over the next 5 years, there is a need to consider (1) how data collected to date around single devices can be used to predict potential impacts at array scale and (2) what monitoring might be effective and scalable for arrays. The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for open discussion surrounding the monitoring requirements for arrays of tidal turbines.

    The first workshop session will be structured to interactively elicit information from attendees about their experience with monitoring around individual turbines, identifying their study objectives, as well as encouraging knowledge exchange that highlights successes and failures. Attendees without monitoring experience will be asked to identify broader themes and pose clarifying questions about lessons learned. For the second workshop session, MeyGen will present the layout for a 50 MW array located within the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. Using this development as a case study, the workshop participants will contribute their thoughts about monitoring activities the tidal industry should consider and monitoring equipment that could address concerns at a range of scales.

  • Workshop 2: Bringing it ashore: An interactive and practical workshop to look at previous experience onshore, the current opportunity and particular challenges of fairly and inclusively embedding value from marine renewable activities into the communities which may interact with them.
    Workshop Leader – Mark Hull
    Date: Monday 15th April – 1pm to 4pm
    A focussed half day practical and interactive workshop. Bringing together academics, industry actors and previous and current stakeholders who have experience of or seek rationales and methodologies to establish best practice for offshore and marine renewable energy activities and infrastructure. Using real examples from onshore renewable development, the lessons learnt, good and bad practice and known and likely differences to note from the last two decades of Scottish onshore development when considering the current, rapid, expansion of marine renewables development around our coasts.

    How do we turn “benefit”, that may be perceived as compensation, into lasting value? How do we deal with the sometimes seemingly arbitrary or inconsistent nature of community benefit mechanisms when the activity is not clearly within or associated with a clear area or sense of place? The importance of control, agency and even scale itself?
    Is it possible to establish strong clear principles that can best ensure real value is created from proposed formal community benefit initiatives, fairly, inclusively and ahead of need? Even potentially practical best practice guidelines and requirements to avoid both previously experienced and new pitfalls?

  • Workshop 3: Modeling Fish Interactions with Tidal Turbines
    Workshop Leader: Lysel J. Garavelli and Anna Redden
    Date: Friday 19th April – 9am to 12pm

    Consenting of tidal projects is being slowed by concerns about risk to fish from tidal turbines in Canada, the US, and other nations. With a particular emphasis on fish species at risk, as well as those that are commercially, recreationally, or culturally important, regulators and stakeholders are concerned about the lack of direct observation of encounters and collision risk with tidal turbines. Quality data and numerical models can help fill the gap in knowledge, but the plethora of models and their uses is confounding. This workshop will bring together expertise on fish encounter and collision modeling with the intent of identifying current approaches, data gaps and challenges, and potential solutions.

Social Events
We have organised a social programme for delegates to experience local culture during the conference. The Welcome Reception is taking place at Orkney Distillery where you will be able to sample the local gins.
The Conference Dinner will be held at the town hall where you will be treated to an evening of food and drinks whilst you enjoy a unique mix of spell-binding vocals, intricately woven fiddle harmonies and energetic closers by the band called Fara.  Click here to  find out details of the social programme. 

Cancellation Terms


All alterations or cancellations to your registration must be made in writing and will be acknowledged by email. Notification should be sent to

An administration charge of £40.00 will be made to any participant cancelling before 8th March 2024. Cancellations received after 8th March 2024 will be required to pay a full registration fee. However, if you are unable to attend, substitutes are welcome at no additional cost.

By submitting your registration, you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy.


Substitutions are allowed for delegates. Please notify the EIMR 2024 Conference secretariat in writing if substitutions are required at

No Shows will NOT be refunded.