Marine Energy Program

Data Access, Analytics, and Workforce Development

Project Name: Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE)            

Project Team: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (lead), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories

Lead Recipient Location: Seattle, Washington

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In 2021, the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) team—which includes experts from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories—aggregated information from seven knowledge hubs into a centralized system accessible with a single search engine. PRIMRE consolidates marine energy information into one centralized, publicly accessible entry point. Data, analyses, papers, reports, and guidance are organized into the following knowledge hubs: the Marine Hydrokinetic Data Repository, Tethys, Tethys Engineering, the Marine Energy Technology Database, Marine Energy Software, Telesto, and the Marine Energy Atlas.

The PRIMRE team also kicked off a lessons-learned documentation effort with marine energy developers and crafted guidelines and best practices for data sharing across the U.S. and international marine energy community. These efforts ensure the marine energy community can access and contribute to comprehensive, trustworthy information, which will help accelerate marine energy development nationally and globally.

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