Why Aotearoa

In 2024 Aotearoa is in a potential global leader position on Ocean Energy – and here is why:


  • The previous NZ government declared a Climate Emergency in December 2020, including that the government will be Carbon Neutral by 2025 (in a years time … will we make it… would be cool wouldn’t it..).
  • NZ could set up a special economic zone (SEZ) for Ocean Energy Testing & Development to attract overseas developers & investors

Renewable Energy Leader

  • NZ already generates over 85% of its electricity from Renewable Energy.

Natural Advantages

  • NZ has some of the highest wave and tidal energy potential globally, with several GW (1.5 GW in Cook Strait alone)
  • Key energy consumers close to marine energy resources (Wellington, Auckland- Kaipara, Whangarei)

Talent Advantages

  • NZ are born navigators and know & understand the ocean well
  • NZ industry has huge offshore servicing and advanced material experience 
  • Kiwi Innovators can solve almost any marine related challenge


AWATEA believes that NZ can become a global leader in Ocean Energy & Ocean Innovation by 2030, creating thousands of Blue Jobs. Please assist us to achieve this vision by getting involved.