The DOE Marine Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR)

Provides free access to data generated from efforts funded by the Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and supporting projects and partnerships.

The MHKDR contains data from all aspects of marine energy research, development, deployment and operations, including data on:

The MHKDR Mission

Our mission is to provide free, universal access to all relevant data generated from projects funded by the DOE Water Power Technologies Office and supporting marine energy partners, to protect DOE's investment in research and development through proper data management and the open transfer of knowledge, to fuel innovation, reduce duplication of effort, and promote scientific discovery in the marine enrgy sector.

DOE's success should be measured not when a project is completed or an experiment concluded, but when scientific and technical information is disseminated.

To accomplish this, the MHKDR follows FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and FARR (FAIR, AI Readiness & Reproducibility) guiding principles. Data on the MHKDR is discoverable, free to use and access, and standardized to increase its utility. MHKDR metadata is machine-readable, universally accessible, and ready for AI and machine learning applications. For information about how the MHKDR provides universal access to big data see MHKDR Data Lakes. The entirety of the MHKDR data catalog has been included in the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) and can also be found using PRIMRE's centralized search.

Data Curation

Our data curators review the metadata provided with each data submission for accuracy, completeness, and relevance to the data submitted. Time needed to complete the curation process can vary from submission to submission, depending on the completeness of the metadata and the number of resources. The MHKDR team does not review nor validate the quality of data submitted. Submitted data should be reviewed, by the submitting organization or a peer review, prior to publishing on the MHKDR.

Data submissions are reviewed for:

  • Relevance to ensure the metadata is descriptive of the data submitted
  • Appropriateness to make sure they are suitable for eventual public release and do not inadvertently contain personally identifiable information (PII) or other obviously inappropriate content
  • Completeness to ensure no critical components are missing

More information can be found in the FAQs and in Data Management and Best Practices for Submitters and Curators.

Suggested Citation

Properly formatted citations for each dataset appear at the bottom of the dataset description page. Simply select the format desired to copy it to your clipboard or export it.


The MHKDR is powered by OpenEI, an open energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data easily accessible, transparent, and collaborative.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
FARR Data Principals
FAIR Data Principals

32 TB Of Data
211,164 Total Downloads
338 Total Datasets
62 Data Providers

The MHKDR Team

Data Curators
Data Scientists
Cloud Engineers

Helpful Information

If you have questions about the data submission process, please check out the Data Submission Best Practices under "Help" in the top menu or .