Walter Cruickshank

Walter Cruickshank

Deputy Director United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

As Deputy Director of BOEM, Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. These programs include leasing, plan administration, environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act analysis, resource evaluation, economic analysis and the Renewable Energy Program.

Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of BOEM upon its establishment in October 2011, Dr. Cruickshank served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the former MMS since 2002.

Dr. Cruickshank has worked in the Department of the Interior for more than 30 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the responsible development of America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

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Wednesday 29/09/2021

From 13:05 To 13:50

09/29/2021 13:05 09/29/2021 13:50 US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready? The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?
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"US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready?"

Edward Anthes-Washburn Percy R. Pyne Tim Axelsson Walter Cruickshank
Time and date

Wednesday 29/09/2021

From 13:05 To 13:50

09/29/2021 13:05 09/29/2021 13:50 US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready? The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?
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