In this webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s WINDExchange initiative, an expert panel will discuss the myriad ways that offshore wind may impact communities. Impacted communities can take a variety of forms, from coastal communities hosting ports and cable landings to ocean users such as commercial fishermen, and can experience a range of environmental, economic, cultural, and other impacts related to offshore wind energy. This webinar will explore these topics from diverse perspectives and provide an introduction to the local footprints of this emerging industry. Join us to learn from these perspectives on offshore wind and communities.
Speakers will include Alison Bates (assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College), Jacob Miller (tribal liaison for Vineyard Offshore), and Benjamin Gallinelli (vice president of the Southern New Jersey Development Council).