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”