Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Science Forum

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Narragansett, Rhode Island
December 11 & 12, 2017

The Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Science Forum will showcase completed and ongoing research that is taking place at the Block Island Wind Farm and within Southern New England to improve the management and development of offshore wind energy. This 2-day event (December 11 – 12, 2017) will present the priority research topics of interest to resource users – including fishermen, municipalities, and recreational boaters – and state and federal regulators.  Topics will likely include the effects of the construction and operation of offshore wind farms on habitat, fish, marine mammals, avian species, and people.  This event is being organized by the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography,  URI Coastal Resources Center and sponsored by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with financial support from Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island Sea Grant.

Please join us this December in Rhode Island to learn about the completed and ongoing research that is taking place at the Block Island Wind Farm and within Southern New England to improve the management and development of offshore wind energy.

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REGISTER HERE
Registration deadline is December 6, 2017

Contact Jennifer McCann, mccann@crc.uri.edu (401-874-6127) for more information.

Sponsors: Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council,U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ,URI GSO and CRC.
Thanks to Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island Sea Grant for financially supporting this event.


Poster Session:
During lunches and at the December 11th reception, participants will have the opportunity to review research posters.
If you would like to present a poster please contact Cathy Dwyer (cathydwyer@uri.edu) by December 7, 2017.  Write “Science Forum poster” in the subject line and describe your material needs. URI will have 24 x 36 foam core boards, clips and easels available for you to use.


Lodging Information:
Holiday Inn South Kingstown – 2.3 miles away from the Bay Campus

Hampton Inn South Kingstown – 5 miles away from the Bay Campus

 

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