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Draft Science Plan Now Available for Review

After nearly 50 (!) meetings of the expert Subcommittees and with broad participation from multiple sectors, RWSC is excited to release the Draft Integrated Science Plan for Wildlife, Habitat, and Offshore Wind Energy in U.S. Atlantic Waters for review and comment from July 1 – September 30, 2023.

The Draft Science Plan describes recommendations for data collection, research, and coordination compiled by the expert Subcommittees following more than a year of information gathering and discussion. More work is needed to hone the recommendations and discuss strategies to implement them. To accomplish this, we are inviting comments and feedback on the draft until September 30. Over this time, we will all consider how to improve the draft and work toward a final Science Plan by the end of 2023.

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To learn more about the review process, view the materials from the June 22nd Draft Science Plan Launch webinar: Slide deck (3.3mb) Recording (49.7mb)

All are welcome to submit comments and input. Please forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested. We look forward to hearing your feedback!