Event Date

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location Name

Remote Access Only

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a webinar in coordination with the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) on study outcomes from a project led by the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI). CBI received grant funding from OPC to develop a set of spatial models, using existing data from the California Offshore Wind Energy Gateway (https://caoffshorewind.databasin.org/), designed to synthesize information to help stakeholders and decision-makers assess the suitability of offshore wind energy development in federal waters off the coast of California. These models, developed using the Environmental Evaluation Modeling System (EEMS), provide a transparent and data-driven means for assessing a range of considerations at a given location, such as existing energy potential, deployment feasibility, ocean uses, fisheries, and marine life occurrence. Together, these models can be used to inform planning processes for offshore wind energy development to avoid or minimize impacts to existing ocean uses and the environment.


The webinar will be held remotely, consistent with Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, Chapter 165, Statutes of 2021) as extended by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-1-22 to improve and enhance public access to state agency meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public can participate in the webinar consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The webinar may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

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