Marine Renewable Energy

Seminar Series

The crash of breaking waves and the relentless motion of the tides speak to the powerful forces at work in the ocean—forces that could be used to produce electricity. Although other forms of renewable energy have gained significant traction in recent years, the ocean is a yet untapped resource for electricity generation. What is the outlook for technologies that seek to generate power from, or on, the sea?

Join experts from the University of Washington Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center this August for an evening seminar about the ocean’s potential contribution to future energy needs. Learn about the current status of marine energy research, and what forces will shape its development, particularly off the Pacific Northwest coast. Discuss the environmental, social and engineering challenges (and opportunities!), as well as current research to understand and proactively address these issues.

Aug 8 Seminar: 
Padilla Bay Reserve
10441 Bayview Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Aug 15 Seminar:
Olympic Natural Resources Center
1455 S. Forks Avenue
Forks WA 98331
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Aug 21 Seminar:
Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This event is coordinated by Washington Sea Grant (WSG), in partnership with the UW Northwest National Marine Renewable Center, the Northwest Straits Initiative, the Skagit, Jefferson and North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committees, and the Northwest Maritime Center.

For more information, please contact Meg Chadsey, WSG outreach specialist:; 206.616.1538

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar Series pdf

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