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What Oil Platforms Can Teach Us About Offshore Wind Farms' Future : Emily Hazelwood : Tedxportsmouth
What if offshore wind turbines could do more than just produce energy, but provide society with a sustainable source of food, jobs, and power? Drawing on her experience converting offshore oil platforms into artificial reefs, marine conservation biologist Emily Hazelwood reimagines the future of the offshore energy landscape by exploring areas in the oceans where industry and the environment doesn’t just co-exist, but thrive.
Emily is a co-founder of Blue Latitudes, a women-owned marine environmental consulting firm. In 2018 she was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her work developing sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry. Emily Hazelwood is a marine conservation biologist, explorer, and entrepreneur. She’s a co-founder of Blue Latitudes, a women-owned marine environmental consulting firm, where she works repurposing offshore oil platforms as artificial reefs. Her research, fundamentally based in creative thinking, stretches from the sea surface to the deepest oceans. As a leader and explorer, Emily is committed to elevating the scientific understanding of the oceans in communities worldwide. In 2018 she was honored on the Forbes “30 Under 30” List for her work developing sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx
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