NNMREC is one of three U.S. Department of Energy-funded centers charged with facilitating the development of marine renewable energy technology via research, education, and outreach. We work closely with a variety of stakeholders, including device developers, community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators, and government officials, to conduct research about wave energy, provide test sites for prototype devices, and assist developers with planning and permitting activities.
NNMREC’s objectives are to:
NNMREC’s faculty and students come from civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering, oceanography, marine biology, sociology, and public policy. Faculty from the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory are actively engaged in NNMREC research.