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What Is the Northeast Large Marine Ecosystem and Why Is It Important to Consider in Regards to Offshore Renewable Energy?

At the Global Ocean Summit Series: Session 4, Andrew Lipsky (Fisheries & Offshore Wind Lead at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA) explains what shapes the Northeast large marine ecosystem (LME) and why it is an important consideration as the development of offshore wind progresses.

September 14, 2020

What Is the Permitting Process for Large Wind Farms?

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for offshore renewable energy development in Federal waters. The program began in 2009 when the Department of the Interior announced the final regulations for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Program, which was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). These regulations provide a framework for all activities needed to support the production and transmission of energy from sources other than oil and natural gas.

July 1, 2020

What Is the Process of Identifying Navigational Risk at an Offshore Wind Farm?

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 Dr. Austin Becker, Associate Professor. The interview takes a deep dive into Navigational Risk at the Block Island Wind Farm.

October 7, 2020

What is the Purpose of the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)?

At the Global Ocean Summit Series: Session 4, Dr. Lyndie Hice-Dunton (Executive Director) introduced the newly formed Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA).

September 16, 2020

What Is the Status of Offshore Wind in the United States?

The United States is rapidly positioning itself to become a world producer of electricity from offshore wind energy, articulating it as an opportunity to create green energy and economic growth. Specifically, it is suggested that the development of offshore wind infrastructure would generate more than 30,000 MW along the East Coast (more than 2,000 individual wind turbines) and will likely support up to 83,000 jobs and deliver $25 billion in annual economic output by 2030.

July 8, 2020

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