Advancing marine energy by expanding scientific understanding, engaging stakeholders, and educating students


PMEC is a consortium of universities focused on the responsible advancement of marine energy, including wave, tidal, riverine, and offshore wind resources. Researchers from the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and University of Alaska Fairbanks work closely with marine energy technology developers, academic and National Laboratory researchers, coastal community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators, and other government officials to address key challenges in the sector and accelerate its emergence.

PMEC serves as an objective voice regarding the opportunities, capabilities, and effects of marine energy.




Research & development, testing, and outreach

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Students, staff and faculty across our three institutions

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