Renewable Ocean EnergyResearch Focus Aea
Research Focus Area Overview
Society’s reliance on fossil fuels is not sustainable. Developing novel approaches of generating electrical power without fossil fuel use, is critical. Research related to harnessing energy from the “motion of the ocean” is in its infancy. However, our researchers are examining the possibility of harnessing ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, and waves to provide clean energy, as well as the possible environmental implications. This cutting-edge research, including field and modeling approaches, aims to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels while simultaneously providing for the energy needs of an ever-growing coastal population.
Oceanography & Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Ocean Lab
Coastal Engineering & Adaptation
Coastal Marine Processes & Geomorphology Lab
of the Coast
Ecology & Biogeochemistry
in Marine & Coastal
Renewable Ocean Energy News
Spend June 4th on Roanoke Island! Check out Dare Days in Manteo, grab some lunch in town, then come on over to the beautiful ECU Outer Banks Campus for the highly-anticipated revival of the Coastal Studies Institute’s annual Open House.After a two-year hiatus, CSI’s...
After a successful, albeit different than expected, DRINK Finale, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of the Waves to Water Prize- a competition designed to accelerate the development of small, modular, wave-energy-powered desalination...
A Successful DeploymentBrandon Poythress of Mark Zero Prototypes watches as his team's device is lifted over the pier railing and lowered to the sea surface.On April 3, 2022, all four devices entered in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Waves to Water Prize...