4th Offshore Energy Storage (OSES) Symposium - Jul 12–14

The 4th Offshore Energy Storage (OSES) Symposium, the first time in the US, will be held July 12-14, 2017 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution [WHOI] in Clark 507.  Nils Bolgen, Wind Program Director at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre [MassCEC], will be at WHOI on Wednesday, July 12, to make a presentation at OSES on "Leading Strategic Investment in Clean Energy Systems" at 3:00 p.m. There will be an introduction by WHOI President and Director, Mark Abbott, to open OSES on Tuesday.  Fifty presentations including panel discussions are scheduled (see over the three days.  The topics include offshore power generation by wind, tide, and waves; energy storage to reduce the requirements for delivery ashore while providing power as needed despite irregular environmental sourcing; and financial, policy, and assessment of the resource.

Registration will be required to attend the symposium.  To register, see the website above.  However to thank the Institution for providing this facility, there will be an IEEE/Oceanic Engineering Society Chapter meeting open to the entire community for free with talks by the organizers, Rupp Carriveaux, Seamus Garvey, and Tony Santo at 5:30 p.m., in Clark 507 on Friday, July 14.

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity - Center for Coastal Studies

The Center for Coastal Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine.  CCS has been conducting research and marine and coastal educational programs on Cape Cod for over 40 years.

Education Responsibilities-Intern will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS’s signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center’s marine discovery center; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine mammals and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties. 

Interns must have their own transportation, and housing is not provided. A small stipend is provided. 


  • The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.  High school students may also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards environmental studies, education, marine science, biology or other related fields.
  • Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intern should be a self-starter able to take responsibility for completing projects.
  • Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be comfortable working with all ages, including young children.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all conditions.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling marine species.
  • Interns must be able to commit to at least two-three months; preferred start date-end date beginning June to mid August, but dates are flexible based on school schedules.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Schedule is flexible but intern may have to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Preference will be given to students with secured housing on Cape Cod.

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Stephanie Richardson at or 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02567. Applications must be received by March 17, 2017.


Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Center for Coastal Studies
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

t. (508) 487-3622 Ext. 113
f. (508) 487-4495

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” 

-Rachel Carson

Blue Economy Steering Comm Member Toby Stapleton's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship gets state grant!

UMASS Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Director Toby Stapleton

The UMASS Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, headed by Blue Economy Project Steering Committee member Toby Stapleton, has received a $250,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council (the same organization which funded the Blue Economy Project). This grant will allow the CIE to make upgrades to laboratories to continue to build and foster a marine technology industry cluster here in Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Fall River Herald has the story.