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 Māori (one of New Zealand’s three official languages). Aotearoa is the land of the long white cloud or also known as Middle Earth. 

Aotearoa New Zealand has guardianship over one of the larger marine domains on the planet.  Importantly, Māori perspectives and leadership on sustainability are achieved through  kaitiakitanga (guardianship).


AWATEA’s Mission is to facilitate and advocate for a sustainable, innovation-based, market-led marine energy economy in Aotearoa for the benefit of all New Zealanders. 


Here are our latest ocean news. Please suggest Blue Economy topics you are interested in for us to include …


Many thanks for your interest in and support for Aotearoa’s Blue Ocean Innovation.

Let us enjoy and protect our precious ocean environment together. 

Ngā mihi nui,

Martin & Vlad


Awatea teaser

AWATEA supports the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals