Recent Presentations and Public Information Activities
OIA is involved in an ongoing public information and presentations campaign, covering Puerto Rico, the Mainland United States and international locations. Recent highlights are presented below:
Left: Presentation by J. Martí at Low Carbon Earth Summit. Right: Martí with Dr. Robert Cohen, OTEC Pioneer. Both in Dalian, China, 2011
In June, 2012, OIA will present its strategy on OTEC commercialization at the Energy Ocean 2012 conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentation will be posted here after publication.
In March 2012, the commercial OTEC plant proposed by OIA was the subject of the keynote article in the first issue of "Latinoamérica Renovable", a new web publication concentrating on renewable energy and sustainable development in Latin America. Press here to see the article.
In November, 2011, as part of the Region 1 Congress of the Interamerican Environmental Engineering and Sciences Association (AIDIS), held at San Juan, Puerto Rico, OIA presented a paper titled "Viabilidad de la Implementación Comercial de OTEC en un Mundo Post-Fukushima", a Spanish version of the material presented in China. Press here for a copy of the paper.
On October 2011, José A. Martí was invited to chair the OTEC session and present OIA's strategy at the First Low Carbon Earth Summit, in Dalian, China. OIA will also participate in the 2012 presentation. Press here for a copy of the presentation.
On November 2010, at the 22nd Congress of the Interamerican Environmental Engineering and Sciences Association, held at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, José A. Martí presented a paper titled (in Spanish) "Viabilidad de la conversión de energía océano termal (OTEC) para la producción de energía renovable y agua potable en países en desarrollo". Press here a copy of the presentation
On June 22 to 24, 2010 José A. Martí participated in a workshop on assessing OTEC's potential environmental impacts and risks, organized at Honolulu, Hawaii by the Coastal Response Research Center of the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). This invitation-only workshop was also sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
On May 6, 2010, José A. Martí provided an invited talk on OTEC commercialization during the Official Annual Conference of the European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA), at Brussels, Belgium. Press here for a copy of the presentation.
On May 4, 2010, OIA presented a paper on the commercialization challenges of OTEC at the 41st Annual Ocean Technology Conference in Houston, where 72,900 energy professionals from over 110 countries participated.
On April 16, 2010, OIA provided a presentation on OTEC as part of a hearing of the Federal Affairs Commission of the Senate of Puerto Rico, under the direction of its chairwoman, the Hon. Melinda Romero-Donnelly. Press here to read the presentation. (in Spanish).
Presentation on OTEC heat exchangers at the the College of Professional Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico
On March 9, 2010 a conference on heat exchangers for OTEC applications was presented at the College of Professional Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico as part of the continuing education program of the Puerto Rico Institute of Chemical Engineers. Press here for a copy of the presentation
On February 2010, a paper on OTEC Heat Exchangers was presented at the DOE's Savannah River Laboratory Energy 2010 conference in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Press here for a copy of the paper.
On February 18, 2010, an article on OTEC, aimed at the general public, was featured as the keynote of the construction section of Primera Hora, a major Puerto Rican newspaper. Press here for a copy of the article. (in Spanish).
On December 11, 2009, OIA provided a presentation on OTEC as part of a Hearing of the Municipal Affairs Commission of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, under the direction of its chairman, the Hon. Cristóbal Colón Ruiz. Press here for more information.
On November 2009, Dr. Orlando E. Ruiz participated in a workshop on the Technical Readiness of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology, at the Coastal Response Research Center of the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). This invitation-only workshop was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
On May 2009, OIA participated in a special invitation-only panel on OTEC at the 40th Annual Ocean Technology Conference in Houston.
On March 2008, OIA provided a presentation to a worldwide audience at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC). Click on this link to see more.
On August 2008, OIA provided a Keynote Presentation on OTEC at the convention of the College of Professional Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR). Click here to see more.
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More Information and Copies of Presentations
Presentación Especial en Yabucoa (in Spanish)
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