Workshop 5



Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, the United States Department of Energy, Okinawa Prefecture, and the State of Hawai’i, to develop and deploy clean and renewable energies as the “Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Cooperation” in June 2010, there have been multiple activities focusing on the possibility of cooperative projects relating to the introduction of clean energy. One of the projects in accordance with this partnership is the ocean energy workshop, held annually since 2010.


Thank you for your interest in attending the 8th Ocean Energy and Economic Development Symposium and Workshop. Please use the form below to register. If you are unable to use the form below, please email info [a]

Please note that the schedule is still subject to change. Registering does not guarantee a seat. You will receive an automated email upon completion of the registration process to confirm the information you provide with a link in case you need to make any changes. We will email you in the case of any major changes or to inform you if we cannot accept your application. Thank you for your consideration.

Kona Access

Information on getting to Kona, which is on the Hawai'ian Big Island is available via the Big Island Visitors Bureau. Flights are available within Hawai'i and from the US and Japan directly to Kona International Airport.

Event Access

Day 1 at NELHA

NELHA is located on the western shore of the Big Island, next to the Kona International Airport. Please drive to the Hale Iako Incubation center and park as directed (behind the building). A registration desk will be available from 8:00 at the Hale Iako South Entrance. Hale Iako's address is 73-980 Makako Bay Dr., Kailua-Kona 96740.

Day 2 at King Kamehameha Hotel

King Kamehameha Hotel is a roughly 18-minute drive south of NELHA. The Symposium and Workshop will be held in the Paddler's Room next to Honu's Restaurant, across from the Hotel swimming pool. Visit the link above for the hotel's website.