Brian Polagye

UW Magazine: Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise

UW Magazine: Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise

A feature in Columns, the alumni magazine of the University of Washington, describes recent testing of wave energy converters at the Wave Energy Test Site in Kaneohe, Hawaii, as well as the broader set of challenges in marine energy being confronted by PMEC.

UW Engineering: Underwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)

UW Engineering: Underwater sensors for monitoring sea life (and where to find them)

A UW team created a mechanical eye under the ocean’s surface that could live near renewable-energy sites and use a series of sensors to watch nearby animals. On Dec. 13, the researchers put the newest version of the AMP into the waters of Seattle’s Portage Bay for two weeks of preliminary testing before a more thorough analysis is conducted in Sequim, Washington.