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[Full Video Interview] Dr. Bidwell on The Effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Tourism & Recreation (8:57)
The Ask the Experts database managers conducted an interview with Dr. David Bidwell (Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs) to summarize the findings of a URI study that analyzes the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Rhode Island recreation and tourism.
June 5, 2020
The Ask the Experts database managers conducted an interview with Dr. Scott McWilliams (Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Physiology) to summarize the findings of multiple URI studies that have set out to minimize the effects that the Block Island Wind Farm has had on birds and bats.
The Ask the Experts database managers conducted an interview with Dr. James Miller (Department of Ocean Engineering & Graduate School of Oceanography) to summarize the findings of multiple URI studies that have set out to monitor and minimize the effects that the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm has had on marine mammals.
July 29, 2020
The Ask the Experts database managers adapted an interview with John O'Keeffe (Head of Marine Affairs for North America at Ørsted) that was conducted by URI students'— Eileen Dillon, Jack Gilmour, Jake McNamara and JP Monteverdi for their Marine Affairs capstone course instructed by Austin Becker. The interview takes a deep dive into Navigational Risk at the Block Island Wind Farm.
October 7, 2020
[Full Webinar] Global Ocean Series — Session 4: Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (2:01:20)
The URI Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography and partners hosted the Global Ocean Series: Linking Large Marine Ecosystems to Local Science and Management for Sustainable Development web series throughout the summer of 2020.
August 12, 2020