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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.

PMEC Students and Faculty Attend Water Power Week in Washington D.C.

The 2019 International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) was hosted in Washington D.C. last week alongside the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). The event was an excellent opportunity for PMEC researchers from OSU, UW, and UAF to convene and share their work, both among each other and across the marine energy field at large.

PMEC in the News: Researchers in Sequim studying how new energy technology could impact fish

PMEC in the News: Researchers in Sequim studying how new energy technology could impact fish

Story from Seattle’s KING5 covers research on marine environmental impacts of marine energy technology using the Adaptable Monitoring Package (AMP).

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.

Navy: NAVFAC EXWC Supports Successful Test of Wave Energy Converter Powering

Navy: NAVFAC EXWC Supports Successful Test of Wave Energy Converter Powering

A press release from the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) describes the most recent round of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) testing at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS), including PMEC’s participation.