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June 15, 2017 (Thursday) |  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.:

2017 SEAMASS Annual Meeting & Dinner Presentation
Featuring the Introduction of our 2017-18 SEAMASS Board of Directors
 
You'll meet the 2017-2018 SEAMASS Officers and Directors, and bid farewell to those ending their terms on the Board.  
All members, their guests and colleagues are welcome!
 
Distinguished Presentation:  
The American Offshore Wind Industry: Status Update
by Eric M. Hines, Ph.D, PE, F.SEI
Principal, LeMessurier Consultants
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering,
Tufts University 
 
Don't miss this opportunity to connect, socialize and celebrate our profession in the company of colleagues, friends and spouses!  Come see new and old friends, celebrate our accomplishments and help kick off the new fiscal year.
 
WHERE:
Breed Memorial Hall, Tufts University
51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA (Corner of Winthrop & Boston Ave.)

PARKING:
Dowling Hall Garage, 419 Boston Ave.  
(3 blocks SE of Breed Memorial Hall on Boston Ave.)

COST:
Members & Guests: $60 per person |  Students (with ID): $30 per person
 
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PRESENTATION OVERVIEW:
The American Offshore Wind Industry: Status Update
by Eric M. Hines, Ph.D., PE, F.SEI, Principal: LeMessurier Consultants
Professor: Civil & Environmental Engineering - Tufts University

Since 1997, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has worked to advance offshore wind in the United States, and currently leads the nation in this effort. This presentation introduces the planned retirement of 25% of New England's electricity generation capacity over the next several years, and the MA legislation that was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 8, 2016, which makes possible the first commercial-scale offshore wind market in the United States.

In addition to this legislation, Massachusetts has developed an array of physical and human infrastructure to prepare for this new industry. This infrastructure includes ports and harbors, large scale testing facilities, and networks that connect together in dialogue the public, private and academic sectors. The offshore wind industry is beginning to mature in Europe, and the U.S. offshore wind resource offers capacity that exceeds our demand by a factor of two.

Currently, things are moving so fast that drastic shifts can be observed on the timescale of just one or two years. This introduction to and update on American offshore wind will help attendees navigate and interpret what they are hearing in the popular press related to energy in New England, the U.S. and abroad.
 
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