AWATEA is currently engaged in several projects. 

  • Supporting local deployment projects
  • International Collaboration
  • Marine Energy Prize – 2021
    • we are working on an innovation prize for marine energy 
  • Blue Innovation Centre (BIC)
    • combine marine energy with Northport’s Vision for Growth and develop an HQ for marine energy in Northland, with future subsidiaries around NZ e.g. Kaipara Harbour, Wellington, Tory Channel, Foveaux Strait
  • ‘Just Transition’ in Northland
    • Phasing out fossil fuel (sunset industry) and ramping up renewables (sunrise industry) and working on a just energy transition (JT) is a project started in Tai Tokerau in December 2020. Here are JT opportunities and mapped assets.
  • Marine Energy/ Climate Change Degree
    • we have initiated first dialogue between Universities, Crown Research Institutes and overseas Marine Energy experts on how to offer a right skilling into the growing renewable/marine energy sector