Webinar #10 in WREN Environmental Webinar Series
March 28, 2017 @ 15:00 - 16:30 UTC (11:00 - 12:30 EST)
This webinar will cover The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study.
BOEM is responsible for the approval of a construction and operations plan submitted by developers for wind facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the United States. The approval process includes the analysis of the environmental effects from the construction, operation, and decommissioning of these facilities. The objective of the RODEO study is to acquire real-time observations of the construction and initial operation of wind facilities to aid the evaluation of environmental effects of future facilities. Real-time measurements of the construction and operation of the first offshore wind facilities to be built in the U.S. will allow for more accurate assessments of the actual environmental effects. Without real time observations of the activities, best estimates based on perceived activities are used to make these determinations. (source: Environmental Studies Program: Ongoing Studies)
The presentation for the webinar is available here.
Dr. John King, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
Dr. King's current research interests include geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, sedimentology, paleoclimatic studies, sediment core logging, coastal and marine habitat and ecosystem studies, trace metal geochemistry, pollution studies, and how global climate change affects localities and communities.
Dr. King teaches a graduate course in Environmental Magnetism and High-Resolution Quaternary Climate Studies, as well as graduate courses in Geological Oceanography and Introduction to Marine Pollution.
He has given numerous talks and presentations to the general public on global and local impacts of climate change.
A video recording of the webinar has been posted below.