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 in Washington state. Discuss the environmental, social and engineering challenges (and opportunities!), as well as current research to understand and proactively address these issues.
Seminars are free and open to the public! The North Puget Sound events will be held: Tuesday, August 8th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon; Tuesday, August 15 at the Olympic Natural Resources Center, Forks; and Monday, August 21, 6-8pm at the Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend. This series is coordinated by Washington Sea Grant (WSG), in partnership with the Northwest Straits Commission and the Skagit, Jefferson and North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committees.
For more information, please contact Meg Chadsey, WSG outreach specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org; 206.616.1538