Pacific Marine Energy Center
To responsibly advance marine energy by expanding scientific understanding, engaging stakeholders, and educating students.
Core Services Offered
PMEC is an umbrella organization that unifies research & development, testing, and educational programs in marine energy across the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Individual projects typically cross-cut these capabilities and often involve collaborative teams drawn from multiple institutions. For example, a graduate student might conduct research towards their degree at one of the affiliated test facilities. Our scope includes technology, the environment, and society, with projects often cross-cutting these areas. Projects are collaborative with partners in private industry and National Laboratories.
Department of Energy (2008-present), Department of Defense (2014-present), College of Engineering, Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Physics Laboratory
External and Internal Advisory Boards
Related UW Entities
College of Engineering: Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applied Physics Laboratory
College of the Environment: School of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center
External Partners (non-UW)
Oregon State University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Industry Partner Network (50 members)