On October 25th and 26th, the 4th International OTEC Symposium will be held in the Netherlands, hosted by Delft University of Technology and by the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2016.
The symposium gathers the world’s expertise on offshore technologies and attracts worldwide experts from public, private and academia on OTEC development and implementation.The program will be announced soon. Its focus will be on the commercial development of the energy, to bridge the gap between possibility and reality.
*Attendance to the symposium includes free entrance to the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2016 (with over 11,865 visitors in 2015).
Ocean thermal energy conversion
Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is a one of the few continuously available sources of renewable energy and holds enormous promise for coastal regions and islands. The core idea of OTEC is to leverage the temperature difference between deep and shallow seawater to produce electricity. It provides not only energy but also desalinized water for human and agricultural consumption, thus solving two of the most important problems of maritime habitats.