If you have an interest in Ocean Thermal Energy, the OTEA is your new home for up-to-date information and networking. Help us form and guide the organization as we bring together stakeholders from around the world.

Register below to let the OTEA know of your interest. Membership is free. We look forward to your participation.

If you cannot access the registration form, please email admin [a] ocean-thermal.org.

Types of Membership

There are two basic membership types: “Member” and “Observer.” Please indicate your preference during registration. Members will be able to vote for delegates. Observers will have access to information, but be unable to vote or participate in elections. Please note that observers will be able to change to regular members in the future, but only with approval of the Executive Committee. Currently, membership is individual, though organizations may register as observers. Members must indicate a country or region of residence during registration as part of the delegate selection system.

Going Forward

The Ocean Thermal Energy Association (OTEA) was formally established in October 2020 as a voluntary organization to begin, guided by bylaws that were adopted by the Executive Committee at their first meeting. The first full meeting of the OTEA is expected to take place alongside the 8th International OTEC Symposium (online).


The bylaws of the OTEA are available below:

Please note: Membership in the OTEA does not convey special privilege, accreditation, or convey approval by the OTEA or its other members for the actions or standing of any other member.