DARTMOUTH – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have formed the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council.
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
“This is a very big year for us with the two projects,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told 700 participants in the opening session of the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center, being held today and Wednesday.
Once Deepwater Wind’s proposed five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm gets closer to the turbines-in-the-water phase, Rhode Island could begin to develop as a hub for the U.S. offshore wind industry and bring long-promised jobs and manufacturing, according to national and international businesses in the supply chain.
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