Chief Science Advisor – Dr. Oney is President and co-founder of OTE’s wholly owned subsidiary, OTEC Innovation Group (formerly OCEES International, Inc.). He has over 25 years of extensive experience in ocean engineering. He is well-published on the subject of OTEC and SWAC. His vast knowledge places him as one of the world’s foremost OTEC and SWAC experts where he has been called upon to deliver lectures on the subject. Dr. Oney has hands-on experience of OTEC and SWAC design and was integral in the research leading to the design and development of the first Net Power Producing Experimental (NPPE) land-based OTEC plant in Hawaii.