An article in the January 2016 issue of Ocean News and Technology magazine (page 26) looks at the precedent-setting work of Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP) and its role in setting the stage for Deepwater Wind and the state to develop the nation’s first offshore wind farm.
CRC’s Director of US Programs, Jen McCann, discusses the Ocean SAMP within the larger context of marine spatial planning. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski goes on to credit the Ocean SAMP for helping enable his company’s wind farm project off Block Island to advance from approval on paper to action on the water
This video makes clear how important and unique the Ocean SAMP is and how it is making the BI Wind Farm a reality. And it does it in under 3 minutes. This is more tangible proof of CRC at work and the breadth of its impact.The story of Jeff, Bill, fish and offshore wind.
As the Block Island Wind Farm project progresses, DeepWater Wind issues regular briefings to mariners, alerting them to construction activities that can include work involving derrick cranes, cargo barges, tugs and crew boats. Below is the briefing for July 23-24. For regular updates visit dwwind.com.
Stay on top of all the developments regarding RI’s Deepwater Wind offshore wind project (the first in the country) by checking in here and with our partners at RI Coastal Resources Management Council and RI Sea Grant. The foundation for the project was lain by the creation of the Ocean SAMP, of which CRC was a key developer. Here’s a new update:
You can stay in the loop via Twitter, Facebook and organization websites. https://www.facebook.com/rhodeislandseagrant