This is the first U.S. study to look broadly at residents’ beliefs and feelings about tidal energy and one of only a few worldwide to take a social science approach to examining this young industry that, in fact, affects people in personal ways.
We will engage a diverse group of students to help ensure that future professionals in the marine renewable energy industry will bring a wide spectrum of perspectives and solutions
These projects will contribute to the development of a commercially viable MHK industry and further America’s progress in proving wave and tidal energy as viable sources for our nation’s clean energy future.
The Department anticipates the facility will contain at least three test berths to simultaneously and independently test wave energy devices.
The €11 million (US $12 million) FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.
Of particular interest to both parties is the development of methods to facilitate environmental studies around marine energy converters.