Over the years, uses of the Commonwealth’s ocean have been in a constant state of change. Today, with the range of both traditional and emerging uses being proposed and permitted, effective and sustainable management becomes more critical. This seminar will review the Commonwealth’s Ocean Management Initiative including the Task Force Report, proposed legislation, on-going research, and proposed ocean-based projects.
Moderator: Jack Wiggin, Director, Urban Harbor Institute, UMass Boston
Update on Massachusetts Ocean Management Initiative
Report on forthcoming study: Assessment of Ocean and Coastal Economy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Seafloor Mapping in Massachusetts
Energy Facilities Development in Massachusetts – Coastal Ocean Environments – Where do we go from Here?
- Offshore Wind Energy – Dennis Duffy, Vice President, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Energy Management Inc.
- Deep Water Port Facilities/LNG – Rob Bryngelson, Vice President, Excelerate Energy, LLC.
- Interstate Offshore Electric Transmission – Dr. Edward Krapels, Principal, Anbaric, LLC
- Offshore Natural Gas Pipelines – Ralph Child, Mintz Levin for Duke Energy
The Commonwealth’s Proactive role in the Effective Management of Massachusetts Ocean Resources
Robert O’Leary, Legislator, Massachusetts State Senate