Policy & Outreach Director Business Network for Offshore Wind
Technology innovations impact our industry daily, but what advances are around the corner and what do we, as an industry, need to think about? Ports and vessels play a vital role in developing an offshore wind project. Ports must look beyond simply providing an area to manufacture, assemble, and maintain offshore wind components and address how they respond to more automation and cybersecurity. Green innovations and autonomous vessel technology have matured rapidly in recent years and are poised to provide support to the U.S. offshore wind industry in new and promising ways. This workshop will present both the business cases for the use of innovation as well as discuss the near and long-term challenges of adapting new technology into the offshore wind energy sector.