Bay Informed Discussion series looks at Block Island Wind Farm

As we face threats from climate change, alternative energy sources are becoming more and more advanced. With turbines popping up everywhere, have you ever wondered what goes into the planning and building of a wind farm? What about how we evaluate their effects on the surrounding ecosystems?

Join the Bay Informed Discussion Series as GSO graduate students discuss the advantages and challenges behind the development of the Block Island Wind Farm. They will cover the technical parts 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 this free event!

Light refreshments will be served.

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:

The Bay Informed Discussion Series is offered by students of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography with support from Rhode Island Sea Grant. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Watkins Building, Corless Auditorium
215 S Ferry Rd, University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

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Graduate School of Oceanography

Sea Grant
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Monica Allard Cox

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