Sanctuary Advisory Council to Hold Virtual Meeting

May 2, 2021, 5:30 PM HST
* Updated May 2, 10:51 AM
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The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary advisory council will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST. The meeting is open to the public.

Council members will receive brief presentation updates from sanctuary staff. There will also be a guest speaker presentation on the Hawai‘i Offshore Wind Cost and Visualization Modeling Study being conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that is funded by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). A guest speaker presentation on the Wind Energy Proposal from the West Coast will be made by NOAA staff from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Region. The council will address a potential action item and questions from members and the public.

Public comment will be taken at approximately 11 a.m. HST. If you would like to comment during the virtual meeting, you may sign up in advance by selecting “yes” during the online registration. The order of comments will be based on your date and time of registration. Please note, no public comments will be audio or video recorded.

The virtual meeting will be held using GoToWebinar. If you are interested in attending this meeting you may register in advance at

Webinar ID: 833-133-859


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


If you cannot participate in the virtual meeting, you may send comments to [email protected].

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