PMEC and the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory are members of a consortium that was been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
Emma Cotter's doctoral research used a cutting-edge instrumentation suite and machine learning to see how marine life interact with marine energy installations. Her work opens new avenues for ensuring the advancement of marine renewable energy doesn't come at the expense of marine ecosystems.
On September 11, 2019, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to begin consideration of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden’s Marine Energy R&D Act. Senator Wyden directly highlighted PMEC in his statements.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and his staff joined a research team from PMEC and the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab and Mechanical Engineering Department for a data collection trip on Lake Washington aboard the R/V Russell Davis Light research vessel.