Florida Atlantic University is hosting an intensive summer research
program focused on science and engineering challenges related to the
environmentally friendly creation of electricity from marine renewable
Ocean currents off the Southeast U.S. represent an untapped energy source with a technically feasible power production potential estimated at 19 GW in U.S. waters. The time average energy densities in this ocean current reach 3.3 kW/m2 off Florida's east coast, several times greater than the most energy dense wind resource in the U.S. The on-campus research will focus on three technical challenges associated with harnessing this and other marine renewable energy resources: resource assessment, system design and operation, and environmental impacts.
Watch a brief interview with the director of this REU, related to ocean current energy production, here.
There are several exciting research projects planned for this summer. Please see which projects most interest you.
Please utilize the Research Experience for Undergraduate common application tool to register. This can be accessed here. On this application site use the "How to Apply" drop-down menu and select "Engineering." Within Engineering this REU Site is labeled as "REU in Marine Renewable Energy."