Symposium Program

Hateno Beach

Please see our Call for Papers if you are interested in speaking at this year's Symposium.



September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)

September 27, 2018 (Thursday)

September 28, 2018 (Friday) [Optional OTEC Tour on Kumejima]


Okinawa Mainland OIST Conference Center

Keynote Speakers


Luis Vega | University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Topic: Strategy for the Next Stage of Worldwide OTEC Development (tentative)


Hyeon-Ju Kim | Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering

Topic: 1MW OTEC in Korea and Kiribati (tentative)


Masayuki Takahashi | Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

Topic: The Status and Potential of Deep Ocean Water Use (tentative)


Day 1 (9/26)

AM: ・Introductions
  ・Oral/Poster/Exhibition Sessions
PM: ・Oral/Poster/Exhibition Sessions
Evening: ・Reception

Day 2 (9/27)

AM: ・Oral/Poster/Exhibition Sessions

Day 3 (9/28)

AM: ・Optional Tour

OTEC Demonstration, Deep Seawater Industries, etc.


Please note that due to the distance of OIST from Okinawa’s major airport (a 1.5 hr drive) we suggest arriving in Okinawa September 25 or earlier.

Overall Schedule


Reception (9/26)

A reception to welcome guests to Okinawa and foster communication and networking will take place on the evening of September 26. We hope you will be able to attend. Moon Beach Hotel is the reception venue.

Optional OTEC / DSW Industry Tour (9/28)

An optional tour is being organized on Kumejima. We are working with travel companies to ensure those who wish to attend will have beneficial experience. Transportation on Kumejima between hotel and tour sites will be provided. Hotel and Airfare can be booked separately, or through a coordinated "hotel pack" discount tour. The tour pack registration deadline has been extended to July 31.

Current destinations for the tour include:

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Supported by

OTEC Foundation

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