OWAP Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning

April 17, 2012 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This webinar features a presentation by Crow White (of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara), one of the authors and principle investigators of a new report on the value of marine spatial planning for renewable energy, will provide a briefing on the report’s findings. The report uses multiple ocean use tradeoff analysis to quantify the value of the use of the MSP framework for siting offshore wind in Massachusetts.

In this presentation, White summarizes the report, its methodology, and findings; explains the utility and feasibility of MSP and quantify it value over conventional management; and offers a transparent and quantitative approach to assess and communicate ecosystem dynamics and the interactions among varied ecosystem services and the sectors they support, based on the report’s use of MSP in an offshore wind demonstration scenario.