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Advancing Science and Improving Quality of Place: Linking Knowledge with Action in Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative

Like a hand-crank ice-cream machine lying on its side underwater, the paddles of the new tidal energy technology slowly spin as the tidewaters pass through. Dependable and cyclical tidal currents push the paddles generating plug-in-ready electricity. Ocean Renewable Power and the University of Maine are working together to understand how this technology interacts with marine conditions. In addition to field- testing, university faculty also are investigating impacts on the biological systems. To understand the local and regional social, cultural, and economic systems, researchers are visiting with people in Maine’s coastal towns to hear their concerns, ideas, and thoughts about this technology. The information mutually benefits the team’s need to develop a comprehensive picture of tidal... Show More

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