National Academies seek members for Offshore Wind and Fisheries Committee
November 4, 2022
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine will establish a new 15-member Committee on Offshore Wind Energy and Fisheries to “serve as an independent and credible forum to discuss the state of science and concerns issues related to the intersection of offshore wind with fisheries,” according to the Federal Office of Ocean Energy Management.
The academies seek representatives from: state and local governments; academia; non-governmental organizations; commercial and recreational fisheries; and the offshore wind energy sector. Nominations are due November 9.
BOEM requested the establishment of the committee to meet regularly and:
- Engage in discussions and exchange of information on key topics of interest to BOEM’s activities related to offshore wind and fishing.
- Provide expert assessment of recent developments in selected science and technology areas, including reviewing and providing general advice on research gaps and priorities.
- Provide stakeholders with understanding and insights on a diversity of offshore wind and fisheries issues to ground the discussions, provide context and broaden the understanding of the Committee and BOEM on the discussion topics.
“Topics for meetings will be chosen in consultation with BOEM staff, based on input from BOEM and other stakeholders,” according to the agency.
“Anyone can nominate any individual as a committee member,” according to BOEM, and “we encourage the nomination of volunteers from all regions and sectors, especially underrepresented groups.”
Applications can be submitted online by November 9 to: