Ocean Currents Lecture Series to Focus on Wind Energy June 17

by Dave on May 28, 2010

The University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy’s popular Ocean Currents Lecture Series continues this month with a talk on wind energy. Delivering the lecture will be Nancy Targett, dean of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), and CEOE wind energy expert Jeremy Firestone.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, in Room 104 of Cannon Lab at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

The lecture, titled “Wind Energy: Catalyzing Environmental Innovation in the 21st Century,” will discuss advancements led by the college related to the alternative energy, including the 2-megawatt wind turbine recently installed at the Lewes campus.

The June 17 lecture also will discuss research led by Firestone and his colleagues such as offshore wind assessments, public perceptions and preferences regarding offshore wind power, and policy frameworks for utilization of the resource.

Firestone, associate professor of marine policy, also is a researcher with UD’s Center for Carbon-free Power Integration . CEOE dean since 2006, Targett helped spearhead the development of UD’s turbine, which will supply energy for UD’s Lewes campus as well as the City of Lewes.

Ocean Currents Lectures take place once a month through August at UD’s Lewes campus on Pilottown Road. Light refreshments are served at each hourlong lecture.

While the events are free, seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, or to check dates, times, and topics of upcoming lectures, contact Michelle Scorziello at mkscorzi@udel.edu or 302-645-4346.

For additional information about events held by the School of Marine Science and Policy, which is housed in CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu and click on Workshop, Seminar, Lecture, and Event Schedules.

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