Charting a course for marine energy, and the country, to decarbonize the grid

NREL’s Casey Nichols (left) hones his team’s data acquisition system’s software, which can collect, store, and share field data via the cloud, while Andrew Simms prepares its hardware, building the beautifully complex box of wiring seen on the right. Credit: Werner Slocum, NREL

As climate change alters the planet, it is causing massive changes to our oceans. Because these waters absorb excess heat and energy from our atmosphere, the ocean has soaked up 90% of the heat generated from greenhouse-gas emissions. All that heat is causing marine heat waves, melting sea ice, and sea-level rise, which pose big risks to marine wildlife, ecosystems, and coastal communities.

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