CRMC Cites Ocean SAMP in Deepwater Decision

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Ocean SAMP: Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan

Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP), a marine spatial planning tool developed by CRC and partners, proved essential to the state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRCMC) deciding this week to issue no objections to the turbine wind farm proposed for the waters off Block Island. An article in The Providence Journal Thursday discusses the CRMC’s stance and the role of the Ocean SAMP in CRMC’s decision-making process. A public hearing on the offshore wind project will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Corliss Auditorium, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus.

To learn more:
http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140130-with-17-stipulations-crmc-raises-no-objection-to-deepwater-wind-project.ece”>

http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/oceansamp/