Renewable Energy: Integral to Chair Session and Present on Offshore Wind at AEHS Amherst
Damian Preziosi, Integral Managing Principal, is chairing a panel session on challenges and opportunities in developing offshore wind at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s International Conference. Held virtually on October 18–21, 2021, the annual conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy facilitates the exchange of information on technological advances and new scientific achievements.
On October 20, Mr. Preziosi will chair the session “U.S. Offshore Wind—Key Challenges and Important Opportunities for Success,” and discuss offshore wind in the U.S. and where new opportunities exist for advancing timely and responsible development. Integral Managing Principal Craig Jones, Ph.D., will serve as a panelist during the session. Dr. Jones is known for his expertise in offshore wind, contributing regularly to the state of the science, and a host of numerous panels and conferences supporting wind energy development.
The offshore wind session will feature a range of panelists, including:
Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, Program Manager, Market Acceleration & Deployment, DOE – Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC
Daniel Doolittle, Regional Service Manager, Americas, Fugro, Houston, TX
Craig Jones, Managing Principal, Marine Sciences and Engineering, Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, CA
Brian Krevor, Environmental Protection Specialist, BOEM – Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Washington, DC
Liz Gowell, Head of Strategic Permitting NA, Orsted, Boston, MA
Ruth Perry, Marine Science and Regulatory Specialist, Shell Exploration and Production Company, Upstream Americas, Houston, TX.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
U.S. Offshore Wind—Key Challenges and Important Opportunities for Success
Session Chair: Damian Preziosi, Certified Senior Ecologist, ESA
Session Information: Session 16, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
The outer continental shelf of the United States has a world-class wind energy resource on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Following in the steps of several individual state’s adoption of clean energy requirements, on March 29, 2021, the U.S. federal government established the goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The coastal waters where much of the wind energy development is planned also provides support to fisheries (commercial and recreational), commercial shipping, and military mission needs critical to the well-being and prosperity of the nation. Further, the coastal and marine environment of the U.S. supports rich and diverse ecosystems of local and global significance. In developing offshore wind, will a massive confluence rapidly emerge across societal, political, and environmental forces that will move the country onwards towards energy transition? Current societal demands for timely development of offshore wind may not be wholly compatible with the regulatory and development pace at which past projects have proceeded. This session will present and discuss where key challenges await offshore wind for the U.S. and where new opportunities exist for advancing timely and responsible development.
Integral staff are on the forefront of offshore wind and other renewable energy efforts throughout the U.S. and internationally. We provide expertise in benthic and fishery resources, marine mammals, sediment and wave dynamics, and metocean data collection.
Integral is an AEHS 2021 Partner, and Vice President Russell Keenan, Ph.D., serves on the Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on Integral’s involvement with AEHS, contact Dr. Keenan at email@example.com.