Join us for this partnership presentation! The Powering the Blue Economy™: Ocean Observing Prize challenges innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our ability to collect the data needed to understand, map, and monitor the ocean. This joint prize is led by the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) program at NOAA, further supported by The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
About the Speakers:
Carrie Schmaus is a MRE (marine renewable energy) Technology Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy and a 2018 Young Professional Leader at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Before spending two and a half years with WPTO as a NOAA Knauss Fellow and ORISE Fellow from 2018-2020, she worked as a research fellow at the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Her master's is from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington.
Michelle Harris is a NOAA Knauss Fellow in the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office within NOAA NOS. Prior to the start of her fellowship, she completed her MS in Geography from the Wind-Induced Nearshore Dynamics (WIND) Lab at the University of South Carolina where she focused on coastal and aeolian geomorphology, remote sensing/GIS, and coastal management.