Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 Tabling and Presentations
4:00 to 5:00 Keynote Speaker (TBA)
Please RSVP here or call (805) 456-8747
Purpose: The goal of the Alternative Uses of the Oil Platforms Expo is to inform and educate the public about the different options available for creating alternative uses of the Santa Barbara Channel oil platforms as many of them head towards decommissioning.
Vendors, including private enterprises and nonprofit organizations, will be presenting their ideas at tables throughout the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and via 15-minute presentations inside our Munger Theater. Proposals may range from complete removal of the platforms, converting them into marine life reefs or protected areas, to converting them to renewable energy sources such as wind or wave power, to desalination plants or aquaculture facilities. There will also be a keynote speaker (to be announced) at 4:00 on the Museum’s main floor to close out the Expo. Vendor fees are $50 for nonprofit organizations and $100 for private enterprises.
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum believes an open discussion of ideas in important for our community as we move towards the next phase for the Santa Barbara Channel oil platforms. This Expo will help educate the community of the various options available so that leaders can make informed decisions.
Topics include: Wave Energy, Aqua-culture, Desalinization, Rigs to Reefs, Complete Removal
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Pacific Region
Environmental Defense Center
HUBBS SeaWorld Research Institute
Pacific Ocean Energy Trust