Perfect timing! I was just thinking about reaching out to a few individuals, but this makes it so much easier. I've wanted to update the National Sea Grant Law Center's white paper on offshore renewable energy ( for a couple of years now, but I've personally been more involved in working waterfronts this past year and I'm a bit out of the loop.

I'd love to learn more about what the legal questions currently are (if there are pressing ones) and how the NSGLC might be able to help individual Sea Grant programs or this network start a conversation about them.

Looking forward to hearing what everyone is working on!


Stephanie Showalter Otts
Director, National Sea Grant Law Center
University of Mississippi School of Law
Kinard Hall, Wing E - Room 256
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7714
(662) 915-5267 (fax)
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This is great. I'm so happy that the marine renewables conversation will continue within the Sea Grant Network.

For those of you who may not be aware, DOE, PNNL and OES have recently produced an online database (called Tethys) containing information on the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy. The effort is described here: And you can access it here:
We hope it is a good resource for you; stay tuned as it continues to grow.

I look forward to the conversations to come.


Meghan Massaua
Marine Science and Policy Specialist
Cardinal Engineering
Supporting the U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
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Subject: Welcome to the Sea Grant Renewable Energy List Serve

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the launch of the Sea Grant Renewable Energy List. The goal of the list is to share information about our efforts in research, education, and outreach pertaining to ocean and coastal renewable energy developments.

Maine Sea Grant's IT staff person has created the list for our use and has informed me that attachments are not currently possible.  Please  use google docs or other methods to share documents, photos, etc., with the group.

Please send me requests for new users along with the person's email address and I'll add them to the group.

Thanks, and I look forward to participating in this group with you.



Christopher Bartlett
Maine Sea Grant/University of Maine Cooperative Extension
16 Deep Cove Road
Eastport, Maine  04631

207 214-7061 cell
207 853-2518 ext 105 office
207 853-0940 fax
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Chris Bartlett is a member of The University of Maine Marine Extension Team (MET). The MET is a collaboration of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Its members live and work along the coast, providing educational and applied research programs to Maine's citizens in the areas of coastal community development, ecosystem health, fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.