Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Safety & Environmental Protection
Mukherjee, Proshanto K.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the total surface of the earth and are vast resources of energy. Ocean energy can be retrieved by using adequate ocean energy systems that work on either temperature gradients, salinity gradients, density gradients, the flow of ocean winds, currents, waves, or tidal energy, all of which are renewable. They are never exhausted. The further the ocean energy systems are tested the more prosperous ocean energy becomes. It is certainly the energy for the future, especially when man finishes all the reserves of fossil fuels. Nigeria being the leading African nation, endowed with resources and at a vantage location should set the pace in trying ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) to boost her energy needs now or in the near future.