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2023 Marine Law Symposium

Wind turbines off shore

On Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, 2023, the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and The Nature Conservancy will cohost the 2023 Marine Law Symposium.

This year’s symposium applies the theme of “net positive impact on biodiversity” (NPI) to offshore wind: Can Offshore Wind Development Have a Net Positive Impact on Biodiversity? Regulatory and Scientific Perspectives and Considerations.

The symposium will bring together scientific, regulatory, legal, and industry experts from the United States and Europe to discuss: (1) the concept of NPI generally, and specifically in the offshore wind context especially as it relates to a well-established mitigation hierarchy; (2) the various rationales–including environmental, governmental, financial, and corporate –for incentivizing this approach in the offshore wind development context; (3) the existing approaches to incorporating NPI into agency decision-making in the United States and in the Netherlands; and, (4) technological and project specific examples of how this concept is being applied in the United States and the Netherlands.

The program has been approved for 12.5 Rhode Island MCLE credits.

Consult the Agenda (draft, subject to change) and Register for the Symposium today! 

Want to learn more about offshore wind, NPI, and the law before the Symposium? We recommend starting with these titles in our collection:

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