A ferry tour of the Block Island Wind Farm

Join NESW on a ferry tour of Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. We anticipate high interest in this event, so be sure to reserve your spot today.

NESW is working with Special Initiative on Offshore Wind at the University of Delaware (UD) to develop a one-day program that includes a ferry trip out to the Block Island Wind Farm, as well as talks with offshore wind researchers from UD, the National Wildlife Federation, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.


  • Willett Kempton – Research director for UD’s Center for Carbon-free Power Integration with expertise in viability, efficiency, and public opinion of offshore wind farms
  • Cristina Archer – Associate professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at UD with expertise in meteorology and physical ocean sciences
    David Biggers – Marine avian specialist with the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Catherine Bowes – Senior manager for climate and energy at the National Wildlife Federation

The ferry will depart from North Kingstown, R.I., at 10:00 a.m. and return to shore at 1 p.m. Presentations will take place onboard the boat on the way to and from the wind farm. The cruise departs from the Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry terminal located at 1347 Quonset Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Visit Atlantic Wind Transfers for detailed directions.

* Please note that the bus from Cambridge to Rhode Island is now full. Contact Noelle Swan if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

For more information, logistics, and to register to join this tour, click here.

Image: Block Island Wind Farm. (Ionna22/Wikimedia Commons)

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