Annual Summit will convene business and government leaders to discuss key developments for offshore wind operations and safety
For Immediate Release: January 4, 2024
Media Contact: Luke Jeanfreau | [email protected] | 504-302-8079
BALTIMORE — Oceantic Network, the leading organization working to advance offshore wind and other ocean renewable industries and their supply chains, will host its annual OSW O&M/Health & Safety Summit beginning Thursday, January 18 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The two-day Summit, sponsored by Dominion Energy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, will address the most pressing operations and maintenance, and health and safety topics facing the growing U.S. offshore wind industry. Kevin Sligh, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, will deliver keynote remarks.
“As the offshore wind industry continues to mature, it is critical that its support systems are strong across the industry,” said Liz Burdock, founder and CEO of Oceantic Network. “We now have two projects delivering power to the grid and several more that will see steel in the water over the next several years. As development accelerates, the industry must answer key questions about safety and standardization to ensure efficient and safe operations into the future.”
The Summit will feature speakers and panel discussions on topics such as incident reporting, data and modeling strategies, and emergency response plans. Speakers represent a range of companies and government agencies working in the areas of offshore O&M and health and safety, including HeliService USA, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Coast Guard, and more.
OSW O&M/Health & Safety Summit
Presented by Oceantic Network
Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 19
View the full agenda online.
Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel
4201 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you are a member of the press interested in attending the OSW O&M/Health & Safety Summit, please contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] to arrange media registration.
For more information or to arrange an interview with the Network, contact Luke Jeanfreau at [email protected] or 504-302-8079.
As a non-profit organization, the Oceantic Network’s driving purpose is to inform, coordinate, and mobilize human ingenuity, enterprise, and labor to take advantage of the urgent need to tap the vast offshore wind and renewable energy resources that lie in the world’s oceans. The collective, coordinated efforts of our 600+ members equip communities and nations to accelerate the transition to clean energy and create economic opportunities.