The ninth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) concluded last week with record-high attendance and though-provoking discussions about the booming offshore wind market. Such conversations come at a critical time as the U.S. hopes to generate 30 gigawatts (GW) of energy from offshore wind by 2030. To succeed at scale, the U.S. is already enhancing its port infrastructure, electric grid, and transmission planning process at coastal “hubs” in New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. These offshore wind hubs have the potential to boost local economies and infrastructure by creating “…distributive renewable energy ecosystems in the same way that Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry shaped the modern world.”
The 2022 International Partnering Forum (IPF), the premier offshore wind energy conference in North America, takes place this week in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Come visit our INSPIRE Environmental attendees, including Dr. Drew Carey, Jeanine Boyle, Dr. Kathy Vigness-Raposa, Dr. Kersey Sturdivant, and Dr. Dara Wilber at Booth 1136 to learn more about our innovative approaches and services for evaluating seafloor health like Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI), Forward Scouting™, and INSPIREagility. Don’t forget to stop by Atlantic City Convention Center 310 and 311 on April 28th to hear Dr. Drew Carey, Dr. Kathy Vigness-Raposa, and Dr. Dara Wilber share their recent insights about offshore wind research, practices, and management.
Learning about BLUE TEC: New Approaches to Reducing Permitting Time and Lowering Costs Atlantic City Convention Center 311 @ 9:45 AM-10:45 AM INSPIRE Participants: Drs. Drew Carey and Kathy Vigness-Raposa
Recent Results from Block Island Wind Farm Monitoring: Significance for Future Monitoring Atlantic City Convention Center 310 @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM INSPIRE Participants: Drs. Drew Carey and Dara Wilber
Mitigating Impacts on Fish & Marine Life Atlantic City Convention Center 311 @ 2:15 PM-3:15 PM INSPIRE Participants: Dr. Drew Carey
We are attending Battelle’s Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments on February 11-14. Principal Scientist Kersey Sturdivant will present a paper co-written with INSPIRE founder, Joe Germano titled, Trapped in Plato’s Cave: Benthic Indices and the Illusion of Objectivity. Kersey is also chairing an exciting session on Data Visualization.
INSPIRE’s Marisa Guarinello will be presenting recent projects that demonstrate the utility of Sediment Profile and Plan View Imaging as a sediment management tool. Steve Sabo will also be demonstrating our innovative data visualization tools to interested conference-goers.
This biannual conference is attended by over 1,000 scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and environmental professionals, representing universities, government agencies, consultants, and R&D and service firms from over 20 countries. The technical scope for the 2019 Sediments Conference focuses on emerging issues and initiatives in sediments remediation and management.
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 through Friday, January 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 7:00 a.m. through Thursday 1:00 p.m. Presentations/Reception will take place 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 February 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.
We’re getting excited for Oceanology International North America. INSPIRE will be exhibiting a booth, and Dr. Drew A. Carey will present a talk at this great event. 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-plus 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 for 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.
Thanks to all of our friends and colleagues, both new and old, who visited our booth at the 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.