Feb. 5 Science Saturday: ‘Sharing the Coastal Ocean’ With Wind Energy Projects


Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
February 03, 2022
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch

‘CROWDED HABITAT’: Douglas Zemeckis of Rutgers Cooperative Extension will go over the worries in sharing the coastal ocean with wind electric power projects. (Equipped Image)
Science Saturdays are again, are living on Zoom. This weekend on Feb. 5, the Very long Beach front Island Basis of the Arts and Sciences will invite Douglas Zemeckis of Rutgers Cooperative Extension to explore his presentation “Offshore Wind Electrical power and New Jersey: Challenges of Sharing the Coastal Ocean.”
All Science Saturday lectures run 11 a.m. to midday, unless if not noted. Attendance is totally free for LBIF users and “Friends of the Foundation,” and $5 for all other folks. (Customers and Mates are asked to e mail Emily at emiller@lbifoundation.org prior to the Saturday presentation to get hold of the cost-free admission promo code.)
As LBIF notes of the upcoming chat, “Wind vitality is being developed off New Jersey with anticipated environmental, economic and electrical power method benefits. This dialogue will provide a developmental overview of offshore wind power and the challenges affiliated with sharing the coastal ocean between several distinct people.
“Industries use the coastal ocean for shipping and delivery and for industrial and leisure fishing, exactly where essential habitats for finfish, shellfish, maritime mammals and other species exist. As a outcome, the coastal ocean gets to be a crowded habitat and provides new problems related with developing offshore wind power.”
Zemeckis, County Agent III with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, conducts academic programming and utilized analysis on troubles relevant to fisheries, aquaculture and coastal marine resource management, with a focus on Ocean, Atlantic and Monmouth counties.
To sign up for this presentation, go to lbifoundation.org/science/science-saturdays-3. The web page also contains a agenda of all impending Science Saturdays.  —J.K.-H.

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