"Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea" Film Screening
Wells Reserve & Laudholm Trust
Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. But in a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning—pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy—old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive. New England’s experiences serve as an important milestone for all of us who care about the ocean.
Join Betsy Nicholson, Northeast Lead for the NOAA Coastal Services Center, for a 42-minute film screening and discussion. As Northeast lead for NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, Nicholson and her team provide technology, information, and management strategies used by local, state, and regional organizations to address complex coastal issues, with a focus on regional ocean planning and climate change adaptation. Nicholson serves as NOAA’s lead and Federal Co-Lead of the newly established Northeast Regional Planning Body, charged with developing a regional ocean plan and products for NE waters along with tribal, state and Fishery Management Council colleagues. She has also served as the NOAA representative to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) since its inception in 2005.