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Patron: Her Majesty the Queen


The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

6th Meeting of the 192nd Session (2012-2013)

Mr Martin McAdam

Mr Martin McAdam

Wave Energy

Mr Martin McAdam BE CEng FIEI FRSA
Chief Executive Officer
Aquamarine Power Ltd

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 25th March 2013, at 7pm

Generating energy from our oceans is a challenge which has captured the imagination of engineers for centuries - but it is only in the last few decades that any significant progress towards that goal has been made. Scotland is in the vanguard, with a number of full-scale tidal and wave technologies now generating the first megawatts of ocean energy. Can we now, therefore, look forward with confidence to clean green energy from our seas, or what are the challenges technically or otherwise, in achieving that goal?

Martin McAdam has more than 15 years' experience in renewables including over five years as CEO of wave energy company Aquamarine Power. Previously he was founder and CEO of Airtricity's US operations, managing the company's sale to E.On for £0.75bn in 2007. Martin has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds a BE (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin. Martin is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. He sits on the council of CBI Scotland.

Location of meeting

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meeting.

Members of the Public are welcome to attend

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161

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