Project History

  • June 2000  - The Okinawa Deep Seawater Research Institute Opens
  • May 2012 -  The Okinawa OTEC Deomonstration Public Offering
  • August 2012 -  Buisness Contract
  • November 2012 -  Project Start
  • January 2013 -  OTEC Site Construction Begins
  • March 2013 -  Successful power production test
  • April 2013 -  Project Start
  • June 2013 -  Opening Ceremony
Opening OTEC Ceremony
  • August 2013 -  OTEC Okinawa website start
  • November 2013 -  Wins 1st place from the Society of Deep Seawater Utilization
  • November 2013 -  Recieved 1,000 visitors to date.
  • March 2014 -  Marine Resource and Energy Utilization Conference
  • June 2014 -  Recieved 2,000 visitors to date
2000th visitors
  • July 2014 -  Kume Island selected as an Ocean Energy Research Area
  • July 2014 -  GO SEA (Global Ocean reSource and Energy Association) is founded.
  • OTEC Consortium Start
  • April 2015 - The OTEC Okinawa project has been slated to continue for a further 2 years.