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Happy Holidays... from the
Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative
December 11, 2014


May the winds, tides, currents and waves of change ... float your boat in 2015!

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WCAI Story on Muskeget Channel Tidal Program


   Earlier this week, WCAI, the Cape and Islands public radio station aired an interview with John Miller updating progress on the Muskeget Channel tidal energy site. Go to this link to read and listen to the story.

Edgartown Explores Tides as Potential Future Renewable Energy Source 

    The story states that there is a $2million deal to develop the site for testing, in reality that $2million has already been spent and MRECo is working with the Town of Edgartown to raise and additional $300,000 to complete two remaining studies needed to finalize the permits.  

Photos From  ICOE 2014


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ICOE was a well attended event, boasting nearly 600 exhibitors and delegates. There was a focus on FORCE which is the Bay of Fundy ocean current test site that is just coming on line. There were many very interesting presentations and panel discussions. The venue was terrific and the food was arguably the best presented at an event such as this. Kudos to the organisational team at Marine Renewables Canada for thier hard work. It showed and we appreciated it!
Maine booth

The US Marine Hydrokinetic Exhibit Pavilion was beautifully organized by the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative and the Oregon Wave Trust. Participants included: Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII), Maine International Consulting LLC, Blue Water Dynamos, HDR, Resolute Marine, Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative of New England, Inc. (MRECo), Cianbro, Ocean Renewable Power Company, SgurrEnergy, Maine Marine Composites, Maine Composites Alliance, SGC Engineering, LLC, a part of LR Senergy, Pacific Energy Ventures, M3 Wave LLC, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), Columbia Power Technologies, Inc.   Enjoy these photos.  

 Contact: Paul Williamson, Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative; 207-242-3521; [email protected];  



Oceans 14 

 Ocean Energy Track Makes a Splash 

Anna too  

The Ocean Energy Environmental Studies and Instrumentation Session was chaired by Patrick Lorenz, Maine Maritime Academy and speakers included (l-r) Phillip Blondel - University of Bath; Nina Stark - Virginia Tech; Anna Michel - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Nuno Cruz - University of Porto


Last month, 26 technical presentations devoted to Ocean Energy topics were highlighted at the leading annual ocean science and technology forum, Oceans 2014 in St. Johns' Newfoundland. These sessions were well attended and included presentations by engineers and scientists from research institutes and companies from around the globe.  


MTS is an excellent venue for ocean energy topics to be discussed because the community encompasses professionals versed in virtually all the science, engineering and policy aspects of doing work in the demanding marine environment. Future Oceans programs will definitely issue Calls for Abstracts about ocean energy topics, in fact Oceans 2015 to be held in Genova, Italy May 18-21 is focusing on Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World. Please refere to this web site to submit an abstract: 


Contact: MTS Marine Renewable Energy Committee Co-Chairs; Maggie Merrill, Marine Marketing Services and Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative, [email protected];  Clifford Merz; University of South Florida, [email protected]   Kenneth Baldwin, University of New Hampshire Center for Ocean Renewable Energy, [email protected] 



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