INSPIRE Environmental was featured in Providence Business News (PBN) this week, with a great piece written by Emily Gowdey-Backus. PBN interviewed INSPIRE managing partner Drew Carey, who described the local work that INSPIRE is engaging in right here in Rhode Island.
The INSPIRE team is gearing up for a week of presenting our research and connecting with our clients, colleagues, and friends in New Orleans. We’ll be at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, presented by Battelle from Tuesday thru Friday (Jan 10-13).
Dr. S. Kersey Sturdivant will be presenting findings of research undertaken following the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico. His talk will take place on Tuesday at 1:50 pm in Grand Ballroom E.
Animal-Sediment Response to and Recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Accident: A Worm’s Eye View.
John Hardin will be presenting in poster group 2 at the Long-Term Monitoring Strategies poster session (A11 #33). John’s poster will be displayed from Wednesday through 7:00 a.m.–Thursday 1:00 p.m. Presentations/Reception Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Short- and Long-Term Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Dredge Material Disposal: A Case Study of the LA-3 Dredged Disposal Site.
S.K. Sturdivant, J.D. Germano, D.A. Carey, J. Hardin, and A. Ota. (INSPIRE Environmental/USA)
If you are in New Orleans this week, please get in touch, we’d love to see you!
Those who are interested in learning more about INSPIRE Environmental have another chance to meet our scientists at the Oceanology International Conference 2017, from Feb. 14 – 16 in San Diego, CA. INSPIRE will be exhibiting a booth and Dr. Drew A. Carey will present a talk on the importance data visualization.
INSPIRE is in the news again this week with another great piece by Ambar Espinoza and Elizabeth Harrison of Rhode Island Public Radio telling the story of early environmental results from the construction of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm. Features Professors Jim Miller and Bob Kenney of URI Graduate School of Oceanography and INSPIRE’s very own Jeanine Boyle. This marks the second time this week that our company has been featured in reports by Rhode Island Public Radio.
Deepwater Wind contracted Rhode Island-based INSPIRE Environmental to conduct a range of environmental assessments that helped secure permits to build the Block Island Wind and the underwater cable. Much of this work continues as the Block Island Wind Farm moves into its next phase of producing electricity.
Rhode Island Public Radio reporter Ambar Espinoza recently joined INSPIRE scientists on one of our monthly fish-trawl surveys in the vicinity of Block Island Wind Farm. Read all about the great work that INSPIRE is performing for the nation’s first offshore wind turbine array.
The nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island will start producing electricity any day now. It’s a pilot project that will change the way the people on this small island power their homes and businesses. They’ve relied on importing diesel fuel up to this point.Today we bring you a story about another group that has a stake in this project: fishermen. A small crew of fishermen has been working with scientists to gather data and learn how fishing will or won’t change around the wind turbines.
Drew will be speaking at Oceanology International from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm on Feb. 14, 2017.
Voyage to See What’s on the Bottom: Transforming Ocean Data into Accessible Information
Drew is Managing Partner at Inspire Environmental, in Newport RI. He is a recognized expert in the fields of benthic ecology, sedimentology, and environmental monitoring. Throughout his 35+ year career in applied science, he has advanced technologies and procedures to better visualize and communicate the health of the seafloor. With the goal to “Make marine science understandable,” INSPIRE’s team of scientists and technical specialists conduct seafloor surveys worldwide using technology that allows less disruptive sampling, more accurate interpretation, and more accessible presentation. The team has developed immersive displays that guide viewers through a data-rich, virtual journey of the seafloor.
Find more information about Dr. Carey’s talk here:
INSPIRE Environmental is onstage today at TEDx Newport! We’ll be sharing a worm’s eye view of the seafloor and the innovative camera technology Inspire’s scientists invented. The talk will provide a brief introduction to Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI) and then discuss novel ways that our scientists have worked to visualize the seafloor.
2016 marks the inaugural TEDx Newport event. INSPIRE would like to thank the whole TEDx team who worked so hard to make this event a success. We are proud to be showcasing our work to the community of Newport, RI during this event.
Livestream of our talk on how Inspire Environmental delivers extraordinary images of the seafloor and gains insights into the health of benthic ecosystems here:
Thanks to all our friends and colleagues, both new and old, who visited our booth at American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER 2016 conference. We are excited for the delivery of the nation’s first watt of offshore wind power! Congratulations Deepwater Wind and our home state of Rhode Island for making history.