This SATREPS project aims at developing a hybrid ocean thermal energy conversion system in Malaysia, which will be able to provide clean energy, desalinated water and local business opportunities. This research partnership between Malaysia and Japan will cover a period of 5 years, from 2019 to 2024, and it is currently divided into 10 research groups containing members from both countries. The University of Tokyo is currently part of Group 4 and is working alongside Universiti Malaysia Terengganu in order to provide relevant data for an OTEC project in Malaysia. The Malaysia team is compiling local oceanographic data and creating a regional model, while our team is building a server comprised of oceanographic, atmospheric, satellite and bathymetry data. This server will provide useful data for resource assessment and climatology analysis, which are essential information for OTEC development.
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