Borås Academic Digital Archive (BADA) >
Forskningspublikationer / Research Publications >
Högskolegemensamma rapport- och skriftserier >
Vetenskap för profession >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||OTEC matters 2015|
|Authors: ||Dessne, Petter|
Golmen, Lars G.
Miller, Alan K.
Panchal, C. B.
Jamaluei, Zahra Yadali
Yu, Jason C. S.
|Editors: ||Dessne, Petter|
|Department: ||University of Borås. School of Business and IT|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vetenskap för profession;29|
|Publisher: ||Högskolan i Borås|
|Media type: ||text|
|Publication type: ||report|
ocean thermal energy conversion
|Subject Category: ||Subject categories::Natural Sciences::Earth and Related Environmental Sciences::Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences::Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources|
Subject categories::Engineering and Technology::Mechanical Engineering::Energy Engineering
|Abstract: ||For mankind as a whole, and in many respects, the world is becoming a better place each year. In both rich and poor countries the standard of living has improved steadily for a very long time. This progress has a serious drawback, the negative effects on Earth’s climate. It is clear that the only way we can live sustainably is by consuming much less.
However, this is not enough: there is an undeniable need for new energy sources.
As the world’s population grows, many countries will also face more severe shortages of food and of fresh, disease-free water. Most developing countries are situated in tropical regions and are therefore hit hard by increasing tropical storms and similar weather-based disasters, adding to these problems.
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology has been proven to be an ideal
candidate for addressing and resolving all of these problems for small island developing
states (SIDS), and a few months ago, the EU set aside€72 million euros for constructing
OTEC plants outside Martinique. Built on a much larger scale, OTEC can, as the only
technology known to man, supply the world with its total energy and fresh water needs,
increase seafood production many times over, and cooling off parts of the sea surface
when they become too hot – all this without any atmospheric emissions.
Thus, it is with great excitement that this very first issue of the only journal dedicated to OTEC is being published. The publication covers many facets of OTEC and
related matters, such as OTEC technology, sustainability including gender and other
social studies, renewable energy, marine biology, metallurgy, and research on developing countries. The publication is aimed at two different audiences, scientists directly or indirectly involved with OTEC technology, and a more diverse group of people consisting of scientists from non-technical fields, industry people, politicians, investors, educators, and more. This volume is published as part of the publication series of the University of Borås, a progressive Swedish university with a high interest in and knowledge about
|ISBN: ||978-91-87525-37-7 (tryckt)|
|Sustainable development: ||sustainable development|
|Appears in Collections:||Vetenskap för profession|
All items in Borås Academic Digital Archive are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.