t h Ocean Energy Conference Set For June In W a s h i n g t o n , D.C.

The 7th Ocean Energy Conference, sponsored by the Ocean Systems Branch, U.S. Department of Energy, will be held June 2 through 5, 1980, at the Shoreham Americana Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme will be "Ocean Energy — A Time for Action." The conference will address the many facets of ocean energy technology, including the extraction of energy from ocean thermal gradients (OTEC), waves, currents, and salinity gradients. The goal of the conference is to summarize the current national and international status of ocean energy technology development and arrive at a definitive position on how to proceed from small-scale experiments to commercialization as quickly as possible, yet with acceptable risk to the government and private industry.

The technical program will include approximately 70 papers and a workshop to summarize the conference, as well as a half-day executive seminar to overview the entire ocean energy picture. An expanded exhibits program of products and services of interest to the ocean energy community will also be presented.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is organizing the conference on behalf of the Department of Energy. The ocean energy systems program is part of the department's solar energy technology development effort.

Those interested in presenting a technical paper or sponsoring an exhibit should contact either Robert Scott or William Rogalski at Gibbs & Cox, Inc., 2341 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1020, Century Building, Arlington, Va. 22202, phone (703) 979-1240. A b s t r a c t s of p a p e rs should not exceed 400 words, and must be submitted by February 1, 1980.

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