Annual Report 2015

Executive Committee (ExCo)

The Executive Committee (ExCo) is the decision-making body of the OES and meets twice a year to discuss its Work Programme and share information among members. It comprises one voting delegate from each participating country. 

Contracting Parties pay an annual membership fee to the Agreement Common Fund, which covers administrative expenses incurred in connection with the ExCo, including the secretariat functions, communication and dissemination activities, as well as sponsorship activities and short duration projects. The present membership subscription fee is € 7,000.

The ExCo elects a Chairman and two Vice-Chairs, who serve for a 2-year term. Together with the Secretary, the Chairman and Vice Chairs form the Cabinet, which manages the day-to-day decision-making to implement the annual Work Programme.

The 28th and 29th meetings of the ExCo were held during 2015. These were convened in Kassel, Germany (12 – 13 May 2015), and Cancun, Mexico (11 – 12 November 2015). In Kassel, the delegates were are invited to attend a workshop on Ocean Energy, organised by Fraunhofer Iwes. The workshop was held on 11 May 2015 at Fraunhofer Headquarters, moderated by Mr. Jochen Bard, alternate member from Germany.


28th ExCo meeting in Kassel, Germany (12–13 May 2015)   

42102-29th-exco.jpg   29th ExCo meeting in Cancun, Mexico (11–12 November 2015)