INSPIRE at the International Partnering Forum (IPF) for Offshore Wind 2019
The INSPIRE team participated in the International Partnering Forum (IPF) for offshore wind in New York City last month. Hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind and attended by over 1,200 individuals, the conference provides an industry-focused forum for stakeholders representing all facets of offshore wind development. Drew Carey, Jeanine Boyle, Marisa Guarinello, Brian Gervelis, and Dustin Varnell met with developers, engineers, environmental consultants, attorneys, and State and Federal agencies at INSPIRE’s booth and in one-on-one sessions to explain how SPI technology has been used to develop BOEM-compliant benthic assessments and support G&G ground truthing in support of wind farm planning and permitting at multiple U.S. sites.
On Thursday, Drew and Jeanine participated in an international meeting of over 25 Dutch and U.S. leaders in offshore wind to assess best practices and lessons learned from 25 years of development in the Netherlands and the North Sea. Drew presented INSPIRE’s work at the Block Island Wind Farm as an example of U.S. practices for environmental monitoring.