brief history of OTEC research at NELHA. I presented to UNESCO in Paris a lecture on OTEC, while the following source provides various other papers on this general subject. If you read all those listed publications you can consider yourself an authority on ocean thermal energy conversion and the Blue Revolution.
THIS, to see what he looks like.
There was a general discussion moderated by Kerry Kehoe to determine how best to proceed. While I made my usual statement about finding the right billionaire, Kehoe was able to gain agreement from the group to form an international virtual committee to prepare position papers for an upcoming next gathering in Busan, South Korea in June of 2014. I volunteered to help.
I ate a Chardonnay grape being grown on the premises operated by Richard Bailey (right), founder of DewPoint Systems, perfecting cold water agriculture:
My fingers are holding up that grape.
The group then went to Big Island Abalone, where I noticed that they were also utilizing cold water ag to grow passion fruit (lilikoi):
We then spent some time at the newest pumping station for surface and deep waters, ending the day at the Makai Ocean Engineering heat exchange facility, which by April of 2014 will be producing 100kW of OTEC power:
But this was not the end of the day. The County of Hawaii hosted in the King Kamehameha Hotel the visiting Japanese dignitaries participating in the workshop tomorrow. This has to be fate, but Rika, Guy's wife, was there. Here is a photo of three good friends, with Yasu Ikegami, the current OTEC professor of Japan from Saga University and Mac Takahashi, formerly the OTEC professor of Japan when he was at Tokyo University, to my left:
Since we're both Takahashis, Mac keeps referring me as his uncle, and I respond that he is the uncle. The reality is that I am two years older than him. Note that he is drinking two bottles of beer and I'm just eating edamame, but that's only because my two drinks cannot be seen. Yasu and I are exhibiting the latest fashion in Aloha shirts.
Unfortunately, for me, this ordeal continues tomorrow with an all day workshop of the above individuals to further develop the Okinawa-Hawaii partnership on OTEC. Hey, I'm, joking, of course, for I'm looking forward to this important next stage. Return tomorrow for the details.