Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography & ODU Resilience Collaborative



Fall 2019 Seminar Series

"HOW OCEAN DATA PORTALS SUPPORT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN OFFSHORE WIND SITING:
CASE STUDY OF THE NEW YORK BIGHT"


Jennifer Whytlaw
Department of Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University

Monday, November 4, 2019
3:30 PM
Conference Center, Innovation Research Building II
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508

Abstract

On April 11, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) put out a call for information and nominations regarding the newly posted New York Bight offshore wind energy areas off the coasts of New Jersey and New York. The call was to solicit information from prospective companies interested in developing these areas, but also to allow for public feedback regarding existing uses (complementary and competing) within these areas. The public comment period ran for approximately 16 weeks and closed on July 30, 2018. This talk will discuss the findings from the public comment period along with a broader discussion on how Ocean Data Portals are used for engagement activities and have been successfully dynamic enough to inform different stages of policy and planning decisions. The Esri Story Map on the use of Ocean Data Portals for the New York Bight Wind Energy Areas is available at: https://monmouth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=d39139c5031348ad9596faa65388277c.


Biography

Jennifer Whytlaw's research is focused on the development and use of geospatial tools and applications as components to environmental management, health equity, hazard mitigation and resilience, emergency management and transportation planning projects. Jennifer's research focuses on an all hazards approach to examining the complexities of the human-environment dimension and understanding how environmental hazard events influence personal understanding of vulnerabilities in communities.


Reception before seminar at 3:00 PM


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