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Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
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Informs effects/capabilities of wave, tidal, and offshore wind energy technologies.
Informs effects/capabilities of wave, tidal, and offshore wind energy technologies.

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Through this National Science Foundation (NSF) award, the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab - one of our facility partners at Oregon State University - will join a national program that's been established to develop infrastructural solutions for extreme ocean conditions. Congrats to all those involved!

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Don’t like shark bites? Good thing there’s wave energy to power electrical shark barriers!

This solution may keep sharks out of beaches while avoiding unnecessary harm to marine seabirds and mammals.

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New horizons emerge when waves can be predicted, a potentially pivotal advancement for marine #renewable‬  energy!

Below is an R&D Magazine article detailing related work. Also, find out what NNMREC researchers are up to in the world of wave-by-wave forecasting here: http://nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/wave-wave-forecasting

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Does the arctic hold promise for renewable energy? Secretary of State John Kerry​ cites work being done by our University of Washington​ partners with the Ocean Renewable Power Co.​ in Igiugig, Alaska's Kvichak River.

FUN FACT: In Yup'ik, the word “igiugig” means “like a throat that swallows water”. In the same way that the residents are sustained by the river, their homes and businesses can be too.

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Want to learn about #Oregon 's Columbia Power Technologies​? The company is setting a precedent for the careful development of wave energy converters; before any prototypes hit the water, they undergo extensive computer modeling.

Listen to the audio segment and enjoy the read!

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Congratulations, M3 Wave! The Oregon-based company has been selected as a semi-finalist in DOE's #WaveEnergy  Prize​ competition. More on M3 Wave here: http://www.m3wave.com/

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Where are our roots? The story of marine #energy  unfolds in this +MSN video, following industry pioneers like Annette von Jouanne, champion of the wave energy program at +Oregon State University and one of NNMREC's early founders.

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We're excited to be supporting one of our partners in enabling an Alaskan community to "plug in" to their local #river ‬, significantly decreasing their dependence on diesel fuel. Funded by the +U.S. Department of Energy, NNMREC researchers from the University of Washington are helping the Ocean Renewable Power Co. work to advance marine hydrokinetic device control systems.

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Who knew a copper wire, magnets, and a tub of water could be so much #fun ‬? This summer we've been facilitating the construction of mini wave energy converters through +Oregon State University's Adventures in Wave Energy course for 8th and 9th graders.

Learn how to build your own converter here: http://nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/educ…/build-wave-energy-device
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#Teamwork‬  advances green work! We're pleased to have participated in the +Oregon Wave Energy Trust's 7th-annual Industry Summit, where industry leaders explored regional coordination for a broader approach to developing the marine energy sector.
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