“Responsibly advancing marine energy by expanding scientific understanding, engaging stakeholders, and educating students.”

PMEC is a consortium of universities focused on the responsible advancement of marine energy, including wave, tidal, riverine, and offshore wind resources. Researchers from the Oregon State University, University of Washington, and University of Alaska Fairbanks work closely with marine energy technology developers, academic and National Laboratory researchers, coastal community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators, and other government officials to address key challenges in the sector and accelerate its emergence.

PMEC serves as an objective voice regarding the opportunities, capabilities, and effects of marine energy.

This website details PMEC facilities, faculty and events at Oregon State University specifically. For detailed information on the broader Pacific Marine Energy Center, please visit www.pmec.us

PMEC Scope

Research & Development • Education • Testing

Technology and Control

  • Hydrodynamics & Control
  • Wave Energy Converters
  • Current Turbines
  • Array Optimization
  • Survivability and Reliability
  • Maritime Robotics

Resources and Environmental

  • Resource Assessment
  • Sediment Transport
  • Acoustic Characterization
  • Marine Mammal Behavior
  • Benthic Ecosystems
  • Integrated Instrumentation Systems

Value and Society

  • Renewable Energy Integration
  • Community Outreach
  • International Competitiveness
  • Blue Economy
  • Energy Policy
  • Interactions with Existing Ocean Users