This event showcased the completed and ongoing research concerning the Block Island Wind Farm, the country’s first offshore wind energy facility, with the goal of aiding efforts to improve the management and development of offshore wind energy. This two-day event presented priority research topics of interest to resource users – including fishermen, municipalities, and recreational boaters – and state and federal regulators. Topics included the effects of the construction and operation of offshore wind farms on habitat, fish, marine mammals, avian species, and people.
This event was organized by CRC and sponsored by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with financial support from Deepwater Wind, Rhode Island Sea Grant and VHB.
Event videos and documents can be found on the project page.