URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.
Join us for an interactive discussion of ocean science, the fourth in a monthly public series led by GSO graduate students. This seminar, titled “Block Island Wind Farm and Coastal Rhode Island” will discuss recent advances in alternative energy sources in the face of climate change, with the focus on the Block Island Wind Farm project. GSO graduate students Monique LaFrance-Bartley and Chris O’Reilly will lead discussion on the advantages and challenges behind the development of the Block Island Wind Farm and will cover the technical aspects of choosing a location, offshore construction, and the ongoing multidisciplinary scientific research to investigate the impacts. Come learn about the current facts and future goals as alternative energy becomes a feature in our seascape. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend! If you would like an overview of the Block Island Wind Farm project, this video titled “Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea” was produced for the public: http://ocean-frontiers.org/the-films/ocean-frontiers-2/.