Join us at the December 8 Update on the Block Island Wind Farm: Building America's First  Offshore Wind Farm

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative Receives
Seaport Economic Council Grant

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative received word on Friday November 20, 2015 that it was a recipient of a $209,952 grant. The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) will use the Seaport Economic grant, along with nearly $50,000 in other investments, to create the first permanent public tidal energy test site in the United States. This testing site, located in the Cape Cod Canal, will draw national and international private investment, as it advances the development of a reliable, zero-carbon energy source, and creates local and regional employment opportunities for high-tech and middle-skills workers.
Sincere thanks go out Massachusetts legislators who were extremely supportive; Congressman Keating; State Senator, De Macedo and State Representatives Vierra and Hunt.
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Marine Technology Society New England Section Meeting Announcement
Tuesday December 8, 2015
Update on the Block Island Wind Farm: Building America's First Offshore Wind Farm

Chris van Beek, President Deepwater Wind & Paul Murphy, VP of Operations and Engineering Deepwater Wind will provide an update on the status of the 5 turbine offshore wind farm being installed off the coast of Block Island and discuss challenges and opportunities for all phases going forward. Of particular interest to the marine technology sector is the intersection of expertise in offshore oil operations and the use of many technologies and capabilities located here in New England. Insight will be presented on the utilization of offshore oil and gas technologies and the development of a New England supply chain for offshore wind farms.
Organized by: Marine Technology Society New England Section & Hosted by: University of Rhode Island Department of Ocean Engineering

Reception and Tour of Dept. of Ocean Engineering Bldg.Wave Tank and   Acoustic Test Facility   Location: Sheets Building URI Graduate School of Oceanography Campus Narragansett, RI
6:45 - 7:00
Welcome and Introductions: Rhonda Moniz, MTS NE Chair.
Location: A short walk to Corless Auditorium
URI Dept of Ocean Engineering Briefing: Chris Baxter, PhD, Department Chair
7:00-7: 30
Block Island Wind Farm: Building America's First Offshore Wind Farm 
           Followed by Questions & Answers & Discussion of business opportunities.
$20 MTS, MOTN, ASCE Members; $25 Non-members; Students Free (Make checks out to Marine  Technology Society NE Section; Cash accepted, no credit cards please.) Reception Sponsors: ($100 each) Reception sponsors can display materials at Sheets Building and on tables at Corless Auditorium. Reception Sponsor: Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network  

RSVP & to become a sponsor:Maggie Merrill, Marine Marketing Services;  (617- 306-2764)
Directions:; free parking on site

Promotional Sponsors: Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative, American Society of Civil Engineers Rhode Island Section & Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network

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