DE - Offshore Wind Power Program Set July 16
With offshore wind on the minds of many Delawareans, Delaware Sea Grant will facilitate an online knowledge exchange for members of the public with faculty and researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Research in Wind as part of a virtual Focus on the Coast lecture series focused on Offshore Wind Power.
The discussions will take place Thursday, July 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The event will present science- and policy-based information about the local siting challenges and opportunities around proposed offshore shore wind projects off the coasts of Delaware and Maryland.
One option for utility-scale, low-carbon electricity to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants in the region in the near term is offshore wind power. After presenting some information about the activities up and down the Atlantic Coast, UD experts will answer questions from the public and facilitate discussion in small breakout rooms organized around three topics:
• Potential environmental effects to wildlife