Ocean Energy

The oceans of the world present huge potentials for yielding energy sources. From deep-sea hydrocarbon sources, to wind, waves, and tidal power, the ocean generates enough kinetic power daily to power the planet. Research within SOEST ranges from the harvest of deep water methane hydrates, to the generation of electricity from wave energy systems and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), and the cooling of metropolitan areas using seawater air conditioning (SWAC).