April 8, 2015

Oregon State University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Oregon Military Department as a formal demonstration of NNMREC partnering to support wave energy converter (WEC) testing at the Camp Rilea facility. Camp Rilea provides an ideal testing location for shallow- and mid-depth WECs and is a great complement to the PMEC testing sites.

Ron Adams, Interim Vice President for Research at Oregon State University signed the MOU along with Roy Swafford, Director of Installations at the Oregon Military Department. A cake was shared in honor of the collaboration, and Pedro Lomónaco, Director of the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, led a tour of the wave tank facilities.

We look forward to supporting the challenges of test site development through this partnership, as wave power advances in the Pacific Northwest.