Benefits of Membership

The AWATEA Executive has reviewed the membership categories, fees and benefits. We are pleased to advise that membership fees have been held at the same levels as in the previous 4 years.
benefits 2014


  • Access to up-to-the-minute information on developments in marine energy
  • Pre-press information on relevant developments in marine energy
  • Regular AWATEA newsletters, giving details of AWATEA, New Zealand and international marine industry news, including a diary of future events
  • Briefings on specific and relevant issues for marine energy
  • Access to password-protected pages on AWATEA website, which contains an archive of AWATEA newsletters, past conference presentations and reports, AWATEA submissions on Government policies
  • Access to the outputs of AWATEA work streams, currently including the White Paper on Marine Energy


  • Opportunity to network with potential customers, partners, service providers and equipment suppliers both in New Zealand and overseas, as well as representatives from central and regional government and regulatory organizations
  • Information exchange with other parties interested in marine energy


  • A collective voice with access to Government at all levels on issues relating to marine energy
  • Members can stand for election to the AWATEA Executive
  • Rights to vote in elections of Executive members
  • Rights to vote on matters raised at the Annual General meetings, special and general meetings
  • Members are consulted on proposed AWATEA submissions, have the opportunity to contribute to and comment on proposed submissions and to attend meetings arranged between AWATEA and related parties to discuss submissions

Business Development

  • Members’ listings on AWATEA website and/or company logo with hyperlink (Professional and Corporate Members only)
  • Entry in Marine Energy Supply Chain Directory
  • Opportunity for company exposure through sponsorship
  • Opportunities to meet suppliers, customers, regulators and other interested parties
  • Company logo in newsletter and opportunity to advertise through AWATEA publications  (Corporate only)

Industry Development

  • Participation in development of central and regional government policy development
  • Participation in development of regulatory frameworks
  • Participation in development of technical, environmental and safety standards and enforcement
  • Exposure to up-to-date developments in international marine energy markets, including newsletters, reports on activities from the International Energy Agency and International Electrotechnical Commission

Reduced Prices

  • Members receive reduced prices for registration at AWATEA conferences and meetings
  • Members may receive reduced prices for registration at other AWATEA events, including mini-conferences and other meetings
  • Reduced fees to conferences organised by affiliate organisations