Westin Harborview | Portland, Maine

Preparing the US for Floating Wind


Along with the US West Coast, the Gulf of Maine (GOM) is poised to become the birthplace of the nation’s floating offshore wind industry. The 156GW offshore wind resource in the GOM is in close proximity to the New England region where electricity prices are some of the highest in the nation. With a tri-state BOEM task force in place, ambitious renewable energy policies in Maine and other Northeast states, advances in technology, and lowering costs, floating offshore wind is gaining significant momentum. To seize the opportunity, technical, regulatory, and permitting challenges must be addressed. AFloat 2022 brings together leading experts to address these drivers and challenges to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US.


Sunday, September 11

6:00 – 8:00pm Evening Reception & Welcome

Monday, September 12

Conference Sessions (see below)

Tuesday, September 13

Conference Sessions (see below)

Wednesday, September 14

Optional Tour of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center

Why Portland

Just 15 minutes from Portland International Airport, Portland, Maine is the perfect place to experience all Maine has to offer.

Book Your Room

Stay right in the center of beautiful, Portland Maine at the Westin Portland Harborview. Discounted Hotel rates are offered before August 11th.

Lobster Bake

Attendees are invited to join us for an evening of networking and a traditional Maine Lobster Dinner with a chartered ferry ride to Peaks Island!

SPONSOR AFLOAT 2022

Afloat 2022 Speakers & Moderators

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senator - Maine

Keynote Speaker

U.S. Senator Angus King

U.S. Senator Angus King

U.S. SENATOR - MAINE

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy

President - University of Maine

Keynote Speaker

Jocelyn Brown-Saracin

Jocelyn Brown-Saracin

Lead Offshore Wind Energy, Wind Technologies Office

Keynote Speaker

Walt Musial

Walt Musial

Manager Offshore Wind, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Keynote Speaker

Photo of Dr. Habib Dagher

Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E.

Executive Director, University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center
James Bennett

James Bennett

Program Manager for BOEM's Renewable Energy Program
Dr. Damian Brady

Dr. Damian Brady

Professor of Oceanography, University of Maine Darling Marine Center
Randy Male

Randy Male

Director, Boston Office, Green Giraffe
Anthony Viselli

Dr. Anthony Viselli, P.E.

manager of offshore model testing and structural design, University of Maine
Nathan McKenzie

Nathan McKenzie

Technology Manager for Offshore Wind (R&D), U.S. Department of Energy
Joshua Singer image

Joshua Singer, P.E.

OFFSHORE WIND PORTS LEAD, MOFFATT & NICHOL
Leo Bello

Leo Bello

Managing Director, Vryhof
Lars Samuelsson

Lars Samuelsson

ABS Manager – Global Offshore Renewables
Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy

Senior Project Manager - Offshore Wind at Diamond Generating Corporation
Julian Fraize

Julian Fraize

Program Manager - National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium
Mike Olsen

Mike Olsen

Technology-to-Market Advisor, ARPA-E

Get in Touch

Learn more about the summit
Taylor Ward
Conference Communications
composites.comms@maine.edu
+1 207 852 4530

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