Welcome to the University Marine Energy Research Community!

We work to connect marine energy researchers with one another, close gaps and challenges, and align research with the needs of the industry.  

The University Marine Energy Research Community (UMERC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office sponsored program coordinated by the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET). UMERC fosters collaboration within the U.S. marine energy research community and amplifies the impacts of foundational research. The organization is focused on university research, and especially increasing knowledge transfer between universities, national laboratories, and industry. Sign up today to create connections, follow industry news, and join our events!