Annual Report 2014
Country Reports


Lawrence Awosika Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) in collaboration with FOT-K Consortium are undertaking research activities and putting together a proposal to the Nigerian Government to undertake a feasibility study that will explore and identify suitable locations for the implementation of Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) facilities offshore the Nigerian Continental shelf. The scope of work that will be carried out in this feasibility study will include geological, oceanographic, engineering, socioeconomic and other environmental activities.

The draft policy direction/roadmap on the ocean energy activities in Nigeria is currently been considered by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The government is also considering setting up an ocean energy activity centre, the CENTRE FOR OCEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES (CORER). This centre is to be located on approval, within the existing Nigeria Institute for Oceanography & Marine Research (NIOMR), with its operational board drawn from all relevant government agencies that are statutorily involved in ocean research, security, management, energy generation and distribution sectors of the economy.