Those hungry to absorb knowledge about the growing field of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) may want to make their first stop at OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative.
Among the knowledge hubs on the OpenEI is the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE), which was launched in 2019 and developed to serve as a centralized access point that enhances the accessibility and discoverability of information relevant to marine renewable energy development and operations in the U.S.
To go directly to the MRE page on the PRIMERE site, click here or go to: https://openei.org/wiki/PRIMRE/Glossary/Current_Energy
This week on October 28 at 8 a.m. (PDT), Sandia National Laboratories, NREL and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will host Part Two of a two-part webinar series highlighting new features of existing PRIMRE Knowledge Hubs: Signature Projects, the Tethys Engineering Photo Library, and the PRIMRE aggregate search.
- Signature Projects are intended to bring focus to a selection of U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office projects.
- The Tethys Engineering Photo Library hosts photos and illustrations of MRE devices, arrays, and facilities that have been graciously provided by over 40 developers worldwide.
- Finally, the PRIMRE aggregate search enables users to find data and information from several PRIMRE Knowledge Hubs using a single entry-point.
To access a replay of Part 1 of the webinar, click here or go to: https://tethys.pnnl.gov/events/new-primre-developments-part-1-new-sites-tools