The World Energy Council believes that whilst global energy demand will continue to rise, the fossil fuel share of primary energy will fall dramatically.
Solar and wind energy will see phenomenal rise. The oceans are teeming with energy as well as the space to create the new energy farms and mines of the global energy future. The increasing demand for long-term access to fine minerals, has seen the rise of deep-sea mining activities.
What are the scale and potential of the offshore plants required? What is the required shipping infrastructure to make it a reality? Which countries are actively looking for deep sea mining partners? How can co-location of different ocean industries be achieved to create offshore energy logistics hubs?