Pacific Marine Energy Center: Overview

The Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) is a partnership between the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Our mission is to facilitate the responsible commercialization of marine energy technologies, inform regulatory and policy decisions, and close key gaps in scientific understanding with a focus on student growth and development.


We work closely with a variety of stakeholders, including marine energy technology developers, community members, ocean users, federal and state regulators, and government officials to conduct research on wave, current, and off-shore wind energy conversion.


PMEC is the common identity for coordinated research, development, education, and testing activities in the field of marine energy conducted across the partner universities.


Primary Contacts

Use the menus at the top to learn more about PMEC's activities at the University of Washington.


Click here to learn more about PMEC's activities at Oregon State University.


News and Recent Activities

  • 3/19/18 - Effective 3/19/2018, The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is being rebranded as the Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC). This is a transitional website pending the launch of a dramatically overhauled (and improved) web presence.