John Rogers is a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists with expertise in clean energy technologies and policies and a focus on solar, wind, and natural gas.
One of the most commonly used foundation options for offshore moorings is a drag embedment anchor. Owing to continued research and testing, a category of marine anchors has evolved into so called High Holding Power (HHP) drag embedment anchors. Because of their very high efficiencies or performance ratios, the HHP anchors are used for offshore mooring of large floating units. Today, many permanent as well as temporary and mobile floating units are anchored with HHP drag embedment anchors. Vryhof Anchors alone has produced more than 9000 units of HHP anchors that have been used world
Gordon's talk will focus on the research conducted during his 2 year post-doc at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, as well as the general experience of a post-doc abroad. In addition, he will discuss his current position as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University and ongoing work with a senior design group developing a windmill powered boat.
Since the proposal of the Cape Wind project off of Martha's Vineyard in 2001, offshore wind has been a tantalizing, yet controversial form of local renewable energy production for Massachusetts. With the recent mandate by the MA legislature to contract 1.6GW of offshore wind by 2027, the market is starting to heat up.