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Title: Marine Renewable Energy Center

Project Goals: The funding provided by this contract supported the following activities: A) Test Site Development; B) Seed Grant Funded Technology Development; C) Stakeholder Activities The first year of funding was dedicated to the formation of the NE MREC University Consortium which was comprised of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) and Amherst (UMA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of New Hampshire (UNH), and the University of Rhode Island (URI). The consortium worked together to encourage research and promote benefits of obtaining energy from ocean wind, waves, tides and currents. In addition, NE MREC’s goal was to fund projects aimed at potential test sites with the first year funding going to studies of the potential for tidal device testing in Muskeget Channel, at the General Sullivan Bridge in New Hampshire, and for wave device testing at the proposed National Offshore Renewable Energy Innovation Zone (NOREIZ) located off the Massachusetts coast. The project spanned 4.5 years and addressed three specific tasks that are interrelated but also served as independent investigations.
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  1. Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
  3. Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States)
  4. Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (United States)
  5. Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., Woods Hole, MA (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA (United States). School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Country of Publication:
United States
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES offshore renewable energy; tidal power; wave energy; environmental assessment