Tuesday, October 19, 2021

OMSI Science Pub: Ocean Based Renewable Energy

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

Doors 6 pm

Advance tickets recommended; seating is limited; $5 suggested donation

All ages welcome

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About OMSI Science Pub: Ocean Based Renewable Energy


OMSI Science Pub: Ocean Based Renewable Energy

with Jason Busch, Executive Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust and Matt Sanders, Program Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

This talk will discuss the opportunities and technologies currently under development to harness the power of the ocean to produce clean and reliable energy.

About Jason Busch

Jason Busch is Executive Director of the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), an organization that supports the responsible development of marine energy and decarbonization of the maritime sectors. Mr. Busch is a co-chair of the Marine Energy Council, the national trade group for the marine hydrokinetic energy sector. Mr. Busch is also the Secretary/Treasurer of Offshore Wind California and Secretary of the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance. He sits on several advisory boards, including the: Pacific Offshore Wind Energy Research group; Science and Technology Advisory Committee to the Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research Program (NREL/PNNL); Oregon Renewable Energy Siting Assessment project; Pacific Marine Energy Center Advisory Council; and the Department of State Lands Rulemaking Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Mr. Busch was an attorney specializing in land use, energy, and project development.

Mr. Busch holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2006 from the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating with honors and admitted to the Order of the Coif.

He has multiple publications, including most recently a chapter in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law, published by Oxford University Press.

About Matt Sanders

Matt is the Program Director for the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to promote the responsible development of marine renewable energy in the Pacific Region. Matt is the MHK lead for POET and is currently leading POET's effort as the Network Director for the Testing Expertise & Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program. TEAMER enables increased access to marine energy technology developers and researchers to a vast network of testing and expertise facilities across the United States. Matt earned his B.S. in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University and his MBA from Portland State University.

About OMSI Science Pub

Science Pub Kennedy School is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Kennedy School website for a dinner menu and venue information.

Suggested donation of $5 all goes to OMSI.