The OES TCP Members collaborate internationally to accelerate the viability, uptake & acceptance of ocean energy systems in an environmentally acceptable manner.

Executive Committee

The Ocean Energy Systems TCP is operating since 2001. It brings together countries to advance research, development and demonstration of conversion technologies to harness energy from all forms of ocean renewable resources, such as:

  • Tides, waves & currents; and
  • Temperature gradient (ocean thermal energy conversion and submarine geothermal energy) and salinity gradient for electricity generation, as well as for other uses, such as desalination.

The OES TCP Executive Committee Representative for Ireland is Ms. Patricia Comiskey (SEAI).

For further information about the task, please visit the IEA OES TCP webpage.

Patricia Comiskey

Ocean Energy - Programme Manager

Patricia Comiskey is the Programme Manager for Ocean Energy in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Patricia has a background in Marine Biology and Environmental Consenting. She has worked in the public sector for 20 years primarily on marine related policy development and has been with SEAI for 11 years.

Patricia has headed up Ocean Programme in SEAI since 2015 and has worked closely with industry and government to progress support for this sector through funding targeted projects; supporting test site infrastructure and advising on policy development. Patricia has a BA in Science from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Marine and Fisheries Science from Aberdeen University.



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