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EXPO: Alternative Uses of the Oil Platforms

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 20 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Address (map)

113 Harbor Way

Venue (website)

S.B. Maritime Museum

EXPO: Alternative Uses of the Oil Platforms: Tabling and Presentations

Hosted by SBMM and Sponsored by Scott Newhall and Chevron

The goal of the Alternative Uses of the Oil Platforms Expo is to inform and educate the public about the different options available for creating alternative uses for the Santa Barbara Channel oil platforms as many of them head towards decommissioning.

Vendors, including the following private enterprises and nonprofit organizations, will be presenting their ideas at tables throughout the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) and via 15-minute presentations inside our Munger Theater:

Free to the public ; fee for vendors

● Bardex ● Blue Latitudes
● BOEM-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Pacific Region ● Environmental Defense Center
● HUBBS Seaworld Research Institute ● Pacific Ocean Energy Trust

Proposals may range from complete removal of the platforms, converting them into marine life reefs or protected areas, converting them to renewable energy sources such as wind or wave power, to desalination plants or aquaculture facilities. There will also be a keynote speaker (to be announced) at 4:00pm on the Museum’s main floor to close out the Expo. Vendor fees are $50 for nonprofit organizations and $100 for private enterprises.

SBMM believes an open discussion of ideas is important for our community as we move towards the next phase of the Santa Barbara Channel oil platforms. This Expo will give the public the opportunity to be heard and to have input in the decision-making process.

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Since 2000, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum has featured many artifacts and stories to share the history of the Santa Barbara Channel with more than 40,000 visitors annually and provides year-round experiential maritime history and marine science education for local youth. Featuring the impressive First-Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens from Point Conception, SBMM’s current exhibits explore the History of Oil in Santa Barbara Channel & Chumash Use of Asphaltum, the Honda Disaster, and Wives and Daughters: Keepers of the Light.

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