Bryson Robertson is the newly appointed Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Centre at Oregon State University (OSU), and an Associate Professor within Civil and Construction Engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in renewable energies, oceanographic measurements, coastal engineering and energy system analyses. Prior to OSU, Dr. Robertson managed both the Pacific Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) and 2060 Project within the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria, Canada. In his research, Dr. Robertson focusses on performing detailed wave, tidal and offshore wind energy resource assessments, optimizing energy harvesting technologies, and numerically integrating the resulting marine power into the electrical grid; at a variety of scale and opportunities. In complementary research, Dr. Robertson also looks at future energy systems; the nexus of technology, policy, economics and society on the decarbonization of electrical systems; and the public trust requirements to transition power systems. Bryson has a Coastal Engineering PhD from the University of Guelph/Queens University, a Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, and is a registered Professional Engineer. Not just a theorist, he is intimately aware of the physical power of ocean waves after spending 3.5 years circumnavigating the globe in a small boat with the OceanGybe Expedition.