Hare Mai, Kia ora …

Welcome to the NZ Marine Energy Association, the Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association (AWATEA).

‘awatea’ means ‘broad daylight’ in Te Reo, the language of the indigenous Maori population of New Zealand. Aoatearoa is the land of the long white cloud or also known as Middle Earth. 


AWATEA’s Mission is to facilitate a market led marine energy economy in Aotearoa for the benefit of all New Zealanders adhering to Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of around 10% of Te Moana (the ocean).


Here are our latest ocean news.


Many thanks for your interest in and support for Aotearoa’s Blue Ocean (Energy) Economy.

Let us enjoy and protect our precious ocean environment together. 

 Nga Mihi nui 

Martin & Vlad


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AWATEA supports the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals