10th International OTEC Symposium

The International OTEC Symposia have taken place since 2013, each time hosted by a separate organizing committee in each host country. The Ocean Thermal Energy Association (OTEA) guides the overall organization of these events from 2020.

The Ocean Thermal Energy Association is pleased to announce that the 10th International OTEC Symposium will take place December 4-5, 2024 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in cooperation with other Brazilian Universities and institutions will host the event with support from SOBENA (Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering).

The venue for this year’s event will be the Windsor Florida Hotel.

More information to follow soon.

Call for Speakers

Are you interested in presenting at the 10th International OTEC Symposium? Instructions for application are as follows:

About Presentations

  • Presentations should be in-person or pre-recorded video. Online Presentations are not accepted
  • Presentations are tentatively allotted 20 minutes (including Q&A). Presentation time may change due to the total number of speakers.
  • A wide range of topics are accepted such as technology, projects, finance, and research, however, the presentations should be related to OTEC, SWAC, LTTD (Low Temperature Thermal Desalination), Deep Water Intake, or Utilization of Deep Ocean Water Use.
  • Applications will be reviewed by OTEA and the event organizers prior to approval.
  • Note: We also intend to hold several panel sessions. Let us know if you would like to propose a topic or panelists.

How to Apply:

A formal abstract is not required. Please email (sendto admin [@] ocean-thermal.org ) a brief (less than 300 words) description of your presentation by July 31, 2024 with subject line “Call for Speakers”. In addition, please include the following information:

  • Speaker Name
  • Speaker Affiliation
  • Speaker Title
  • Type of Presentation: In Person/Video
  • Suggested Theme/Session