UNH Ocean Seminar

The Role of Geoscience in Offshore Wind

Deanne Hargrave
Geoscience Manager

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, 3:10pm
Chase 105

Geoscience plays a large role in offshore wind projects starting at the very beginning when considering bidding on a lease area and continues all the way through to final decommissioning. Throughout the project timeline, geoscience information drives decisions for permitting, design, operations and maintenance, thus integrating this discipline into the full development project team. Although much of the work is technical, including data acquisition, interpretation and analyses, there is a large component of non-technical stakeholder interface. This presentation will capture the technical and non-technical spectrum when reviewing the critical role geoscience plays in the offshore wind industry.


As Geoscience Manager for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Shell Renewable Energy Solutions, Deanne is a recognized expert in marine shallow hazards and offshore development surveys with more than 25 years experience leading teams, planning, executing and delivering large complex geoscience projects. Deanne is an active member in the geoscience community, currently a panel member of The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel and several Society of Underwater Technology working groups. As an early adopter of new technology, Deanne brings technical insight to these working groups and to the offshore wind industry.