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Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy

First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy

September 2018

What if you could directly harness ocean energy to bring power where it didn't exist before? In a first-of-its-kind assessment, researchers from PNNL, working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have identified and assessed 12 markets that could benefit from marine energy.

PNNL Develops EyeSea, a Machine-Learning Tool to Automate Video Analysis of MHK Sites

New tool aids in determining the environmental impact of tidal, wave, and small hydropower

November 2017

A new tool, called EyeSea uses machine vision algorithms to "watch" underwater video footage and flag footage where a fish or mammal is near a marine energy turbine. If deployed, EyeSea could improve understanding of wildlife interactions and help safely deploy wave energy technologies.

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