Schatz Energy Research Center


The Schatz Center hosts two lecture programs: the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series (SFSS) and the Schatz Research Webinars. Our team also participates in a broad range of events related to clean and renewable energy access, development, and resilience.

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Sustainable Futures

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Upper Bay Road, Arcata

Upcoming in the speaker series

View the full SFSS season schedule…

October 22 @ 4 pm
Redwood Coast telecom resilience: how broadband, internet, cellular, and emergency communications are changing, and becoming more resilient and climate-smart

This discussion between Karen Eckersley and Jana Ganion, two resiliency innovators from California’s rural north coast, will focus on solutions that are already in play — or on the near horizon — to bridge the digital divide and provide robust telecom service in rural areas. Read more about this event…

October 29 @ 5:30 pm
From decarbonization to decolonization: a framework for action on the Green New Deal:

This talk will offer a pragmatic praxis for aligning community solar campaigns with antiracist principles — linkages that can help communities of color rebuild after Covid-19. Myles Lennon is an environmental anthropologist, Dean’s Assistant Professor of Environment & Society and Anthropology at Brown University, and a former sustainable energy policy practitioner.

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Schatz Research Webinars

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Trinidad Head from the stern of the Coral Sea

Offshore wind webinar series

This fall, our team hosted a series of five webinar workshops on the feasibility of offshore wind energy for California’s north coast. Our closing event was held on October 19, 2020.

In each webinar, we shared a set of findings from our recently conducted studies, followed by a moderated panel discussion and a community Q&A.

  • View recordings and download agendas and slide decks for this series on our wind studies page.
  • Download related reports on our publications page.
  • If you’re interested in receiving updates on our offshore wind research, please email us at

Recent Recordings

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Orcas in Monterey Bay – photo by Scott Terrill

Sustainable Futures

Schatz Research Webinars

California north coast offshore wind feasibility studies

External Events



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