Session 3.3: Harnessing the oceans

February 20th, 2020

Small island states are big ocean states. This session will discuss “blue economy” opportunities, with a focus on innovations and applications in floating solar technologies and other sustainable ocean energy development. Presentations may also cover cross-sectoral approaches such as floating solar plus aquaculture, greenhouses, and hydrogen and methanol production.

Potential topics in this session could include:

  • Marine floating solar in bays, lagoons, atolls, and open water
  • Offshore wind
  • In-stream tidal energy conversion
  • Integrated energy and regenerative marine aquaculture for energy and food security
  • Power to gas and “power to X”