- Water Power STEM Workforce Development (Marine Energy)

Research output: NRELPresentation


As interest in renewable energy grows, marine energy (ME) technologies will continue to play a growing role in reaching our nation's clean energy objectives. As it is still a nascent industry, developing a ME workforce will require a wide range of expertise and tight competition with other energy sectors. The industry needs to attract and train talent to help develop the workforce pipeline. WPTO efforts to address these needs include more programs, improved program accessibility, and an increased awareness of ME as a renewable energy career (secondary school, vocational and apprenticeship programs, and undergraduate curricula). There is much more work to be done.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) 2022 Project Peer Review, 18-22 July 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5700-83360


  • marine energy technologies
  • marine energy workforce
  • STEM


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