POES began forming in 2020, as an endeavor between CEMIE-Oceano and PAMEC.Energy Association. The proposal was born to promote the knowledge and collaboration for ocean energies around the Pan-America region (PAR). Based on the success of CEMIE-Oceano students in Mexico and REMARCO in Colombia, both associations decided to join forces to start POES Student Network. The first member, organizers and promoters of POES are: Tattiana Hérnandez, Emiliano Gorr, Marianella Bolivar, Paola Garduño, Jorge Olmedo, Daniela Navarro, Angie Fonseca, Jonathan Benitez, Graciela Rivera, Monserrat Ortíz, Rodolfo Silva, Bruce Cameron, and Rosa de Guadalupe.