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North Coast Offshore Wind Workshop – postponed

UPDATE 3/17/20

The North Coast Offshore Wind Workshop scheduled for April 28 has been postponed. Our team is investigating options for sharing our initial findings, while maintaining clarity, accessibility, and community engagement. Please RSVP (see below) if you would like to receive information directly on these events.

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The North Coast Offshore Wind Workshop will present initial findings about the opportunities and challenges associated with offshore wind energy in the Humboldt Bay region. This workshop is free and open to the public, and is being hosted by the California Ocean Protection Council and the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University.

The all-day event will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka, CA.

  • If you plan to attend, please RSVP. A recording will be made available to the public following the workshop. We are also currently exploring remote participation options.
  • Each session will include a presentation of findings and a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A.
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided by the Schatz Center for participants.
  • For additional information or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact the Schatz Center at (707) 826-4345 or by email.

Learn more about the Schatz Center’s offshore wind feasibility studies. These studies are being funded by the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

8:00 amBreakfast Reception
8:30 amIntroduction and Opening Remarks
Mark Gold, California Ocean Protection Council
Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission
Arne Jacobson, Schatz Energy Research Center
9:00 amSession 1: Energy Generation, Transmission, and Economic Development
Mark Severy, Schatz Energy Research Center
Steve Hackett, Humboldt State University
10:45 amSession 2: Port and Local Infrastructure
Shane Phillips, Mott MacDonald
Aaron Porter, Mott MacDonald
12:15 pmLunch
1:00 pmSession 3: Environmental Setting
Sharon Kramer, H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants
Scott Terrill, H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants
Mark Hemphill-Haley, Humboldt State University
2:45 pmSession 4: Regional Perspectives
Laurie Richmond, Humboldt State University
4:30 pmReflections and Next Steps

Note: agenda details are subject to change. Please RSVP or visit this page again for schedule updates.

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