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Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Developer welcomes Time for Turbine attendees to experience the Educational Community Outreach (ECO) Center - a unique, engaging space connected to Stockton University's Atlantic City campus. Opened in 2020, the ECO Center hosts stakeholders who visit to learn more about Atlantic Shores projects and offshore wind energy through a variety of mediums that include information sessions, informational boards, VR headsets, and wind turbine models and foundations.
For more than 50 years, the Rutgers University Marine Field Station at Tuckerton has been sampling and sensing the marine and estuarine environments of Little Egg Harbor and the Great Bay. Surrounded by salt marsh and poised at the mouth of an active ocean inlet, data collected here is used to inform coastal fisheries, communities, and industries about the ways in which our marine environment is adapting, and establishes a baseline for research on the impacts of offshore wind farms on the ocean before, during and after construction.
The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) on the main New Brunswick campus is creating knowledge of our ocean planet by pushing the limits of science and new technologies while inspiring future generations of ocean explorers. Our faculty, staff and students are engaged in research that spans extreme weather events like hurricanes, to polar science and environmental considerations with the introduction off offshore wind energy to the US. This tour will introduce you to RUCOOL science and technology and its role in supporting the offshore wind industry.
The Stockton University Marine Field Station (MFS) in Port Republic, NJ is the home base for the Stockton Marine and Coastal programs and the Stockton fleet. The MFS is surrounded by the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Forsyth Refuge of the USFWS and extensive state lands. The MFS supports research and teaching in the marine environment including beach and dune protection, including work on harbor seals artificial reefs, hydrology, oyster reef and seagrass restoration and marine archaeology.
Orsted is building an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) facility in the Atlantic City dock area, which will be headquarters for O&M work on the Ocean Wind 1 wind farm that starts land-based construction this year. We will hear from Orsted personnel at the O&M site about how the company plans to keep the power flowing from the 98 turbines once they are built next year. We may also tour a survey vessel docked there if one is available.
Field trips will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be sure to select your desired field trip during the checkout process. All field trips will be 2-3 hours long and held on November 2nd in the late morning/ early afternoon. The exact timing of field trips will vary based on location. Specific locations, times, and other details will be emailed to participants roughly one week before the event. If you are unable to make your field trip or want to change your field trip before October 15th* (pending availability), please email Alycia Bertles at email@example.com.
*No applications to change field trips will be accepted after October 15th
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