The WEACS Project effort will be directed towards the research, design and development of a control system that includes high-level supervisory and diagnostic functions, along with low-level, real-time dynamic-control processes. WEACS will serve as the central nervous system for a wave energy conversion device and will be connected to all systems within the device. Stage 1 will demonstrate the overall feasibility and expected benefits of WEACS to enable design and development to proceed in Stage 2.