Overview of International Ocean Energy Activities

by Elizabeth C. Saris, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,
William B. Scholten, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,
David A. Kerner, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,
Lloyd F. Lewis, Science Applications Int Corp, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ocean Energy Recovery

Abstract:

An overview is presented of international research and development activities in four energy conversion areas: ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC); wave energy conversion; tidal energy conversion; and current energy conversion. Abundant exploitable ocean energy resources lie in proximity to a large number of countries representing potentially long-term export markets for those nations that successfully develop ocean energy conversion systems.



Subject Headings: Power plants | Thermal power | Hydro power | Energy conversion | Ocean engineering | Tides | Water waves | Research and development

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