Assesment of energy potential from marine renewable sources such as OTEC waves and lagoon currents : Proposed in the 2nd Session and intiated in the 11th Session. The Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is being installed in Nauru. In order to assess the renewable energy potential of the offshore areas of Fiji, baseline data is needed to assist in the evaluation of those sites. Objective: To produce baseline data on the inshore waters in Fiji area to assist investigations into the use of various alternative sea water energies as resources of power. Two new tasks were added in the 18th Session: (1) Installation of waverider buoy (2)Assistance for technical editing and publication of the OTEC dossier compiled by R.Holmes.