The Program

8:00am – 8:50am: Registration and Continental Networking Breakfast 

8:50am – 9:00am: Introduction and Welcome 

9:00am – 9:10am: Purpose of Symposium and Update Since Last Year—

Kevin Banister, Principle Power and POET Chair

9:15-10:00 State and Federal Perspectives on California’s Plan for Offshore Wind Energy

Commissioner Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission

Joan Barminski, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

10:00am – 10:15am: Networking Break

10:15am – 11:10am : California Data Basins Maps – A Busy Ocean and Conflicting Uses: Implications for OSW

Scott Flint, California Energy Commission

Shahed Meshkati, California State Lands Commission


11:15am – 12:15pm: The Case for OSW California, East Coast, and Beyond

Walt Musial – NREL – invited

Stephanie McClellan – University of Delaware – invited

BNOSW – invited

12:15pm -1:15pm Working Lunch – Keynote


1:15pm – 2:15pm: Supportive Policies for Offshore Wind

2:15pm – 3:15pm: Research and Development to Advance OSW

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:30pm: State of the Science of Environmental Impacts from Marine Renewables

Dr. Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Sharon Kramer, H.T. Harvey & Associates

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Developers Perspective

Orsted – invited

Statoil – invited

Magellan – invited

Trident – invited

Principle Power – invited

5:30pm – 5:45pm: Final Thoughts for the Day

5:45-7:00 Networking Happy Hour



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