The Power of the Wind: Past, Present and Future

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The Power of the Wind: Past, Present and Future

Wind blowing over water will move the ocean water underneath it in an average direction perpendicular to the direction the wind is traveling. As wind blows over the surface layer of water, friction between the two pulls the water forward and transfers energy to that water. The energy first creates tiny ripples, which make an uneven surface for the wind to catch so that it may create larger waves. These waves travel across the ocean out of the area where the wind is blowing.
Maritime winds have been harvested since history was first written. This event, with four outstanding presenters, outlines the past, present and future use of wind for commerce and recreation.

The Past:
Bruce M. Gooley, researcher and writer

The Present:
Dr Christiaan De Beukelaer, Snr Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Melbourne University and George Shaw – Melbourne-Osaka Cup

The Future:
Erin Coldham, Chief Development Officer,  Star of the South Off-Shore Wind Farm

In these changing times, it is worth remembering that we cannot direct the winds but we can adjust our sails (Thomas S. Monson). So in these challenging times, this MMHN seminar will be in person, with a Zoom option.


Octopus vs shark – filmed during Star of the South summer underwater fish survey.


Off-shore wind farm construction


Magnet Gallery, SC G19 Wharf Street, The District, Docklands
Free Tram Zone, Stop D11 (last stop). Tram Nos 86, 70 and 35 and City Circle tram. Car parking available in Waterfront Way and Pearl River Road.

Due to Covid-19, numbers are limited. Bookings are essential
RSVP by 11 February
This will be a COVID-19 safe event in line with health and government authority guidelines.

Date February 16, 2022Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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