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Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector.

WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government. The aim of WES is to ensure that Scotland maintains a leading role in the development of marine energy.

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It takes an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of wave energy technology. WES teams up with the best engineering and academic minds to accelerate the development of cost-effective technology for deployment in Scotland.Through its work, WES has funded 95 contracts, committed £41.6m and been involved with 230 separate organisations, across 13 different countries.The team is based around Scotland in Inverness, Edinburgh (at ECCI), Stornoway and Benbecula .

Get in touch

The ECCI-based Edinburgh team include David Langston, Elva Bannon, Jonathan Hodges, Niall Maclean, Matthew Holland, Jillian Henderson.Visit WES' people page; or email WES at

Find out more

Discover the latest about the WES programme and projects and keep up to date with developments, opportunities @WaveEnergyScot or visit