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Saturday, March 15, 2003

National Academy of Sciences to Hold Offshore Workshop March 19, 2003

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Washington, D.C., USA - Fans of ocean energy technologies and utilization should not miss this one-day workshop. The U.S. National Academies Ocean Studies Board has announced that it is holding the workshop on March 19, 2003, to discuss the feasibility, value and interest in conducting a National Academies study on the various forms of ocean energy technologies and their use in U.S. federal and state waters. The meeting is expected to attract researchers, federal agency staff, congressional staff, non-profit groups, and industry representatives. Subjects covered include ocean energy conversion technologies, including wave energy, tidal current energy, OTEC, offshore wind energy, and salinity gradient energy conversion.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, D.C. Contact Denise Greene on +1 (202) 334-3456 or via dgreene@nas.edu for registration and information.

Senator Kennedy Proposes NAS Study to Evaluate Offshore Wind Development

Here's a letter from Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) to Senator Pete Dominici, Chair of the Senate Energy Committee asking that $500,000 be appropriated to allow the National Academy of Sciences to study the need for offshore renewable development, specifically to evaluate the need for new sources of alternative energy and the potential costs to preservation of state and federal coastal areas. The National Academy of Sciences will be holding a symposium on offshore issues on March 19, 2003 in Washington DC - more details are set forth in the preceding post.