National Academies Call for Nominations: Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Development and Fisheries Steering Committee

03-23-2017

The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is soliciting nominations for individuals to serve the Atlantic Offshore Renewable Energy Development and Fisheries Steering Committee. This steering committee will organize a workshop to survey the range of issues regarding renewable energy activities on the Atlantic outer continental shelf and potential impacts on fisheries. More information, including the Statement of Task, can be found at: http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/atlantic-offshore-renewable-energy-development-and-fisheries/.

Approximately 8-10 experts from scientific disciplines relevant to the Statement of Task will be appointed to the committee. The committee will include members with expertise in the North and Mid-Atlantic, and with experience in fisheries concerns related to European installation of offshore renewable energy platforms. These disciplines include:

Please submit your nominations by March 31, 2017 using the following form: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3385879/Offshore-Energy-and-Fisheries.

Include the candidate's name, affiliation, email address, and area of expertise, as well as a few sentences about why the nominee is appropriate for this committee. Self-nominations are welcome.

Thank you in advance for your submissions. Although not all nominations will result in membership on the committee, this process helps ensure that the committee is drawn from a broad pool of qualified experts. If you have any questions about the study or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Emily Twigg, Associate Program Officer at the National Academies' Ocean Studies Board at etwigg@nas.edu or by phone at 202-334-2351.

Marjorie Weisskohl, APR
Public Affairs Specialist
(Environmental Studies Program and
the Marine Minerals Program)
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