Below are stories about marine energy featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.

November 30, 2022

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Major Funding Opportunities Discussed at Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar

WPTO hosted its latest semiannual stakeholder webinar on Nov. 9, 2022, and shared details with hydropower and marine energy stakeholders from industry, academia, and government on the office’s latest funding opportunities, accomplishments, and projects.

November 16, 2022

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WPTO Webinar to Discuss Water Power Topics in Upcoming Small Business Funding Program

On Dec. 1, 2022, WPTO will host a webinar to explore the water power topics in Phase One of the Fiscal Year 2023 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program. Speakers will discuss these topics and answer questions.

November 15, 2022

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Ripple Effect: Christopher Ruhl and How Football Led to a Passion for Engineering Tidal Energy

It was summer football training that brought Christopher Ruhl to mechanical engineering. Now a Ph.D. candidate and fellow in the Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program, he uses those skills to study turbulence and and how it affects tidal energy.

November 8, 2022

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Curious About a Career in Water Power?

This National STEM Day, the Water Power Technologies Office is featuring resources, tools, and opportunities that can help you pursue a clean energy career in water power.

October 25, 2022

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Ripple Effect: Claire Gonzales and Scuba Diving into Ocean-Powered Fisheries

At age 17, Claire Gonzales took her first deep ocean dive. Now, as a 2022 fellow in the Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program, she works on co-locating marine energy with fisheries to help the world protect the ocean one ripple at a time.

October 14, 2022

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Ripple Effect: From Milk-Can Cars to Underwater Vehicles, Habilou Ouro-Koura Is Harnessing Power

As a kid, Habilou Ouro-Koura liked to break stuff. Now, as a 2022 fellow with the Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program, Ouro-Koura is helping make ocean thermal energy practical so the world can fix climate change one ripple at a time.

September 29, 2022

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WPTO Releases $10 Million Funding Opportunity to Advance Marine Energy Innovation

WPTO issued a $10.3 million funding opportunity to accelerate the development and testing of renewable marine energy technologies with a focus on wave and ocean current resources.

September 13, 2022

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Applications Now Open for Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program

Applications are now open for the Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program. Previously only open to doctoral students, the program is now accepting applications from all graduate-level (master’s and doctoral) students for the first time.

September 6, 2022

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Eight Things To Know About Marine Energy (Hint: It’s Not Just Ocean Energy)

Marine energy is harnessed from the natural movement of water, including waves, tides, and river and ocean currents. But how much power could it generate? Learn eight things to know about this abundant renewable energy resource.

August 31, 2022

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Resources to Empower the Next Generation of Marine Energy Experts

Marine energy is a growing industry, but many people may not be familiar with these technologies and career pathways made possible by harnessing this resource. Learn about WPTO’s educational resources that teach students of all ages about marine energy.