New ocean renewable energy project

Jess and Heather have been awarded funds from the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium to conduct social science that supports the coexistence of marine energy, including wind, current, tidal and wave energies, with Northeast fishing and coastal communities. Their project, Building Capacity for Participatory Approaches to Community Resilience and Ocean Renewable Energy Siting, will characterize values and beliefs in three communities to understand where ocean renewable energy is a good fit for people and place, and develop a community tool kit with maps, surveys and participatory practices that can be applied across the Northeast.