Navy wave energy research and development will be presented with an emphasis on field testing. The Navy is operating a wave energy test site off the coast of Hawaii. This is the only operational grid-connected open-ocean test site in the U.S. Two wave energy conversion devices have each completed two rounds of testing at the site and several others are scheduled in the near future.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability): $55, Life Members: $25, Students: $10
Registration and networking will be from 6:00pm to 6:45pm, followed by dinner. The program will conclude by 8:30pmOne (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.
About our Speaker: Dr. Phil Vitale serves as the Director of Ocean Engineering of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). The ocean engineering team serves as the Navy's facilities experts for engineering, maintaining, and installing ocean, littoral and underwater systems; protecting Navy and DoD seafloor cables; and designing and certifying shore-based hyperbaric facilities. Prior to his present position, he served as an engineer in the Ocean Construction Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. While there he was the program manager of the Underwater Inspection Program and the Magnetic Silencing Facility Program. Before joining NAVFAC, Dr. Vitale was a research coastal engineer with the Coastal Engineering Research Center of the Army Corps of Engineers. Phil received his Bachelor's degree from Stevens Institute Technology in Hoboken, NJ and his masters and doctorate degrees from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.