Ocean Energy Skunkworks: How ARPA-E is Shaping the Future Tech of the Sea
Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham connect with Simon Freeman and Dan Rogers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Not strictly focused on ocean technology, ARPA-E seeks to advance high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E sees the tremendous potential of the ocean and coastal space to revolutionize energy solutions, and has a crack team of professionals advancing several programs that explore a wide range of technologies from the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) Program, to the Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) Program, and many more. Come along as we explore how ARPA-E is thinking about the coast and ocean, and how the future technologies they are working to develop might someday shape our lives.
Dr. Simon Freeman serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E). His focus at ARPA-E is on maritime energy and environmental sensing technologies.
Dan Rogers serves as a Tech-to-Market Advisor at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he focuses on transformative, high-impact marine technologies to address our society’s most pressing ocean-related energy and critical resource needs.