The organizational meeting of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) Territorial Sea Plan Working Group (TSPWG) was held on Friday January 21st, from 10 to 4:30 (latest), at the City of Newport Council Chambers. The purpose of the TSPWG meeting was to organize, schedule and determine the locations for the upcoming working groups meetings during the spring and summer, and to review the data, information, and tools that will be used during the process. Click Here for a Meeting Agenda
This is the initial meeting of a extensive public process whose objective is to conduct the (marine spatial) analysis needed to make recommendations to OPAC and the Department of Land Conservation and Development on the designation of areas for marine renewable energy development to be incorporated into the Territorial Sea Plan. At this and future meetings there will be an opportunity for interested parties to question and comment on the proceedings (at ~ 1:00pm).
Meeting Documents and Presentations
- Massachussetts Ocean Plan Chapter 2: Use Standards
- pdf TSP supporting project presentation
- pdf Oregon MarineMap Presentation