Green Boats and Ports III

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April 5th, 2016 to April 6th, 2016

Narragansett, RI


Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters III Workshop

University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography and 11th Hour Racing invite you to continue the discussion from previous Green Boat workshops held in 2012 and 2014. Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters III is a two day national workshop to facilitate communication between academia, governmental agencies, and private industry about the current environmental sustainability of ships, boats and ports and develop recommendations for sustainable operation of existing and future ships, ports and other marine facilities.

Featured Speakers:


The Honorable Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Mr. Dennis McGinn was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) on September 3, 2013.  In this position, Mr. McGinn develops Department-wide policies, procedures, advocacy and strategic plans.  He also oversees all Department of the Navy functions and programs related to installations, safety, energy, and environment.  This includes effective management of Navy and Marine Corps real property, housing, and other facilities; natural and cultural resource protection, planning, and compliance; safety and occupational health for military and civilian personnel; and timely completion of closures and realignments of installations under base closure laws.  

Mr. McGinn is the former President of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), an organization dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy.  While at ACORE, he led efforts to communicate the significant economic, security and environmental benefits of renewable energy.  Mr. McGinn is also a past co-chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board and an international security senior fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute.   

In 2002, after 35 years of service, Mr. McGinn retired from the Navy after achieving the rank of Vice Admiral.  While in the Navy, he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist.  His capstone assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, where he oversaw the development of future Navy capabilities.  In a previous operational leadership role, he commanded the U.S. Third Fleet.  

Mr. McGinn is a past member of the Steering Committee of the Energy Future Coalition, the United States Energy Security Council, and the Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Board.  He earned a B.S. degree in Naval Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; attended the national security program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and was a Chief of Naval Operations strategic studies fellow at the U.S. Naval War College.

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Mr. Gregory Marshall, CEO Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect Ltd. 

Gregory C. Marshall is a Victoria, B.C. Canada based Naval Architect specializing in the design of Large custom yachts built worldwide. Greg has been in the Yacht design business for more than 35 years and has had the current firm in Victoria for 21 years. Greg  and his business partner Gordon Galbraith and their team of 16 designers, engineers and stylists have penned some of the world's most spectacular yachts including "VvS1" (111 Feet), Winner of 11 global awards in 2007 including, Best Power yacht, Best Interior, Most innovative Yacht; "Calixas" (105 Feet)winner of 9 global awards in 2009 including the Best Power yacht, winner of the most innovative yacht; "BigFish (147 Feet), Winner of 14 global awards  including Best Motoryacht, Best Interior, Best Naval Architecture, Best Styling and Most Innovative yacht. "Attessa IV" (330 Feet) winner of the Best the best refit.

Current projects include a 280 foot custom yacht for a private customer; a 220 foot yacht for an American Owner; A 200 foot yacht for a Middle Eastern Owner as well as an array of smaller projects.

Greg's firm is actively involved in improving the inherently large environmental footprint of large yachts through innovative engineering solutions.

Click here to learn more about the UNOLS Greening the Fleet Initiative

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2016 Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters III Registrants 153.045 KB
Green Boats and Ports III - Poster Presentations 50.847 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Introduction April2016 - Corliss 1256.785 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Mission Excellence Through Sustainability -Baffer 4975.843 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Stimulating Transformational Thinking for Long Term Resilience Planning: Port of Providence Demonstration Project - Becker 8999.448 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Implementing Resilience: Massachusetts Port Authority’s Resiliency -Peach 48990.531 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Regulatory opportunities and challenges for shipping and ports - Lyden-Kluss 1320.215 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Behavior Change for Sustainability - McEvoy 58963.912 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Green Boats, A social challenge not a technical challenge - Marshall 17112.314 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance – Supporting Maritime - Carter 835.329 KB
GBIII April 2016 - On the Absence of a Low-Carbon Commercial Fishing Fleet in the US by 2016 – Altenburger 12531.734 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Green boats in practice. "Solliner" - 100% solar catamaran – Zientek 963.188 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Rethinking the power of electric boats – Barker 21300.654 KB
GBIII April 2016 - The new bottom line: cost, value, ocean and message. How Rozalia Project is making American Promise the greenest sailing research vessel in the world. – Miller 6954.39 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Energy Efficiency on Fishing Vessels – Gaffney 4644.003 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Biodiesel in the Marine Environment: A Chicken or the Egg Situation. – Morton 3955.824 KB
GBIII April 2016 - The Case for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants: Reducing Operational Discharges of Lubricants into Oceans and other Water Bodies – Bryant 3780.608 KB
GBIII April 2016 - The practical application of a hybrid system in a 19 meter research vessel – Mingo 1405.312 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Corporate Social Responsibility – Brake 1945.268 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Carbon Credits: A Marine Industry First – Mangano 6595.773 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Hybrid Hype and the Realities of Building Green – Hudspeth 24284.782 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Finding Green Solutions for the Disposal of Fiberglass Boats – Nixon 11987.927 KB
GBIII April 2016 - One Ocean at a Time: Green Initiatives in the Regional Class Research Vessels – Hilliard 6984.974 KB
GBIII April 2016 - The Greening of the Research Vessel, Sikuliaq – Stein 12010.996 KB
GBIII April 2016 - Green Light for Sustainability – Kelety 3801.659 KB