In-Water Data Acquisition Tool Supports Four Marine Energy Projects

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The NREL-developed Modular Ocean Data Acquisition (MODAQ) system is built from open-source hardware and software. The tool can both collect and store data and even share curated information through the cloud. Marine energy developers can work with NREL's engineers to design their own customized MODAQ and capture high-quality field data to help monitor and improve their technology designs. For example, users could assess how much power their device produces at sea, analyze the durability of a specific device component, or even control their device from a desk halfway around the world.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5700-83803


  • data acquisition
  • marine energy


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