Pre-Conference MRC Member Sessions
Following the success of last year’s Member Sessions, Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is offering another opportunity for MRC members to attend pre-conference training and information sessions taking place the day before (Monday, December 4) the official start of the conference. These are designed to support members’ needs and business efforts, and will provide MRC members with knowledge, insight, and practical advice to assist with project planning and development, business development and growth, and relationship-building. MRC Member Sessions are complimentary and exclusive to MRC members, but registration for these sessions is required.
Monday, December 4th | 1:00 – 2:15 PM Building the marine renewable energy workforce
As the renewable energy sector grows, so does the need for new skills and expertise. In fact, some studies suggest that 30 million jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency must be created by 2025, with that number rising to 60 million by 2030. While this is great news from a job creation perspective, Canada will need to ensure its workforce has the skills and expertise required to build projects and remain competitive with other jurisdictions experiencing similar challenges. This session will provide insight on the challenges in building the marine renewable energy workforce and the national and global trends that may impact workforce development. It will also explore best practices for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce for the jobs of tomorrow.
- Michelle Branigan, CEO, Electricity Human Resource Canada (EHRC)
- Mark Chapeskie, Vice President of Program Development, Electricity Human Resource Canada (EHRC)
Monday, December 4 | 2:30 – 3:30 PM Best practices and strategies for co-existence amongst all ocean users
Marine renewable energy is an emerging industry for Canada – and coexistence with other ocean users and uses is essential for this industry’s success. As the interest in marine renewables increases, it’s crucial for this industry to understand potential impacts, plan thoughtfully, and engage early with other oceans users. This session will highlight best practices for responsible development and co-existence, drawing on lessons learned and insight from other jurisdictions who have embarked on marine renewable energy development.
- Alison Bates, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colby College
Monday, December 4 | 3:45 – 4:45 PM Legislative Deep Dive: Insight on the Accord Acts, Impact Assessment Act and other key legislation
*More information to come
- Mohammad Ali Raza, Partner, Cox & Palmer
- Guy Wellar, Partner, Cox & Palmer
- Matthew Dorreen, Partner, Cox & Palmer
Register for these sessions here.