Nova Scotia Offshore Wind R&D Conference

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September 23 – 24, 2024

This conference is commissioned by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. 

Registration and Sponsorship are open!

“Shaping the future of offshore wind in Nova Scotia”

The Nova Scotia Offshore Wind R&D Conference will bring together the leading minds in offshore wind R&D to Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 23-24, 2024 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Researchers and technical experts will share their insights to assist leaders in the development of the offshore wind sector. New strategies and networks are being established to advance development and sustainability in the North American eastern seaboard region and globally.  The conference will discuss research findings, identify what are the gaps in R&D and what is needed to fill these areas with knowledge, while keeping pace and recognizing the opportunities as the sector steadily progresses.

The conference program will feature over 25 sessions, 75+ speakers and 250+ attendees across 1.5 days. Concurrent speaker sessions, plenaries, keynotes, a student program, and poster sessions will discuss every aspect of offshore wind energy under three main themes – environment, technology and policy & regulation. Session topics include: supply chains, permitting, grid interconnection, socioeconomics, geoscience and geotechnology, environmental effects, project financing, resource assessments and marine spatial planning. A copy of the Program at a Glance can be found here. 


Registration information

Delegates fees
Private sector - $ 450.00
Non-profit, NGO, academic, and government - $ 350.00
Student - $ 50.00


Please note: Fees do not include taxes. Registration will close on September 18, 2024.


Sponsorship information

The conference sponsorship program is affordable and multitiered. You can easily match the level of exposure to the sector you are seeking to your budget. The range of opportunities runs from Platinum at $7,500 to Sponsor-a-student at $500.



Call for submissions is now closed.

Submission, Review and Notification Schedule (oral and poster presentations):

  • Call for abstracts released: June 4, 2024
  • Abstract submission deadline: June 24, 2024
  • Peer Review Period: June 25 – July 11, 2024
  • Author notification of acceptance: by July 12, 2024
  • Revised abstract deadline: July 22, 2024
  • Presentations: September 23-24, 2024

For questions please contact the event's manager, Nalani Perry.