INSPIRE takes AWEA Offshore Windpower 2018

Block Island Wind Farm turbine foundation during the construction phase.
Block Island Wind Farm turbine foundation during the construction phase.

INSPIRE Staff Rich Balouskus, Jeanine Boyle, Drew Carey, and Kersey Sturdivant attended AWEA’s Offshore Windpower conference in Washington, D.C. last weekend, promoting our expertise in offshore wind seafloor reconnaissance and fisheries assessment.  Our SPI camera is a proven and regulatory agency recommended alternative to traditional benthic sampling methods, with the unique ability to visualize the seafloor for communication with key stakeholders, and we were glad to share our expertise with major stakeholders in a key period of offshore wind development.

 

Rich, Kersey, and Drew manning the booth at AWEA Offshore Windpower 2018.

INSPIRE has conducted research for existing and planned Deepwater Wind developments. Research includes but is not limited to: Benthic Habitat Assessment, G&G Groundtruthing, Visualization, Demersal Fish Trawls, Fisheries Expert Consultation, Lobster and Cod Spawning Surveys, COP Writing and Review, Agency Consultations, and Community Stakeholder Outreach. We provide in-depth knowledge on identifying suitable areas for offshore wind development (both turbine and cable placement) and working on permitting to develop in these areas. Our expertise has been honed from our extensive experience working for Deepwater Wind, Ørsted, and NYSERDA. AWEA Offshore Windpower was an exciting opportunity for INSPIRE to contribute to this burgeoning industry and showcase the work we’ve done to date.

 

 

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INSPIRE heads to WEDA Pacific

INSPIRE project scientist Marisa Guarinello is headed to Hawa’ii! Find her there to talk SPI, sediment, and dredged material ecosystems impacts.

Marisa Guarinello will be presenting at the WEDA Pacific Chapter Fall 2018 conference in Honolulu, HI, at the Hilton Waikiki. She will present her talk, “Imagery reveals confounding factors in evaluation of dredged material at the Nawiliwili ODMDS off the coast of Kauai”, during the Wednesday October 24 afternoon session on Environmental/Beneficial Use; she presents on behalf of Allan Ota (US EPA Region 9), Brian Ross (US EPA Region 9), Scott Libby (Battelle), and Drew Carey (INSPIRE). Reach her here to connect before the conference!

 

 

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