Northeast Ocean Planning and Offshore Wind

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How can ocean planning help advance offshore wind development? In this webinar, panelists discussed the Northeast Ocean Plan and Rhode Island’s Ocean Special Area Management Plan and the public processes leading to comprehensive ocean management regulations that protect ocean resources and activities. These long-term management plans and resource assessments facilitate proper offshore wind siting and can help to reduce costs and permitting time frames.

Guest Panelists:

  • Bob LaBelle, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Jen McCann, Rhode Island Sea Grant and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group for the Northeast Wind Resource Center.