The North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) has issued a call for research pre-proposals for their 2018-2019 funding cycle. Three-page pre-proposals are due on June 1. The review process is conducted by the program’s Technical Advisory Board which has members from the industry, academia, and government. The pre-proposal is available at this link: NCROEP Request for Proposals 2018 -2019. NCROEP is a program of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute.
The purpose of this RFP is to request pre-proposals to further the strategic research objectives of the NCROEP. To increase and diversify the renewable energy portfolio of the State of North Carolina, the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is leading a program focused on ocean-based sources of energy from marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. The CSI has partnered with the Colleges of Engineering at NCSU, NCA&T, and UNCC to bring together multiple disciplines (including coastal, civil infrastructure and environmental systems, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering) needed to harness renewable ocean energy and develop a strategy for future inclusion in North Carolina’s energy portfolio and beyond. Research of interest includes discrete as well as integrated system studies in the near shore, coastal shelf and deep ocean with a robust public education component coordinated by UNC CSI.