Offshore Wind Speaker Series
This fall we are hosting a six-part speaker series on the topic of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine.
The goal of this series is to educate ourselves & others on the various aspects of the floating offshore wind turbine projects that have been proposed for the Gulf of Maine: the Aqua Ventus/University of Maine demonstration project & research array, as well as the BOEM (Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) projects.
By the end of the series, we hope to have gained a robust understanding of the offshore wind landscape in Maine - technical, ecological, economic, & political - so that we can better advocate for a just transition to renewables without further marginalizing frontline communities.
We are curating questions about offshore wind from youth, & while these conversations will be hosted live over Zoom, they will be recorded for the purpose of producing a
podcast mini-series. We hope that by producing a podcast, we will be able to reach a broader audience of both youth & adults who wish to better understand the issue of offshore wind in Maine.
MAINE YOUTH! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OFFSHORE WIND?
Stay tuned for MYCJ's first podcast mini-series on Offshore Wind!
Topics & Speakers
Watch our Speakers' Presentations!
Stay tuned for the podcast series to hear the full conversations!
The first installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a conversation with Dr. Habib Dagher about the technical aspects of installing floating offshore wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine!
The second installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a conversation with Dr. Damian Brady about potential fisheries and ecological interactions with offshore wind turbines.
The third installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a conversation with Dr. Alison Bates about equity and inclusion in public engagement, and Maine's offshore wind "Roadmap" process.
The fourth installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a conversation with Ben Martens about the opposition to offshore wind in Maine, & what meaningful inclusion of stakeholders should look like.
The fifth installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a conversation with Grant Provost about labor unions & economic issues surrounding offshore wind in Maine.
The final installment in our Offshore Wind Speaker Series: a panel discussion between Dr. Alison Bates, Dr. Francis Eanes, and Ben Martens, moderated by Ania Wright and Josh Caldwell! Enjoy!
Maine Offshore Wind Resources:
Aqua Ventus & the University of Maine's Project (the Monhegan Island demonstration project & proposed research array)
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's page on the progress of Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine
Articles & Videos:
Contractors & developers promote offshore wind job deal for Maine
Maine compromise prohibits new offshore wind development in state waters
All six podcast episodes will be released together this winter after our final panel discussion!