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Bay Informed: Block Island Wind Farm and Coastal RI

September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 we discuss the advantages and challenges behind the development of the Block Island Wind Farm. We 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!

Presenters:  Monique LaFrance-Bartley, an oceanographer at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography, and Chris O’Reilly, Ph.D. candidate in ocean engineering at URI.

If you would like an overview of the Block Island wind farm project, watch Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea produced by Green Fire Productions.

[info]The Bay Informed Discussion Series is URI Graduate School of Oceanography School supported by Rhode Island Sea Grant. This series is held every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography’s Bay campus in Narragansett. These events are designed for the community to get involved and learn more about research at GSO.[/info]


September 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Rhode Island Sea Grant


Corless Auditorium, URI Bay Campus
215 south ferry rd
Narragansett, RI 02882 United States
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