New Bedford Ocean Cluster

2023 Annual Meeting

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The NBOC held its first second Annual Meeting on January 25th. About 100 people gathered at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for an update on the organization work and accomplishments over the course of 2023. Special remarks were provided by New Bedford Mayor, Jon Mitchell, members of the NBOC Board of Directors, and NBOC Executive Director, Jennifer Downing.

Speakers emphasized the NBOC’s significant progress in continuing to raise the organization’s profile on global stages, launching new industry events like the New Bedford Offshore Wind Conference held in October 2023, establishing valuable industry interest groups like its Fisheries Advisory Committee, the expansion of key staff, and the launch of new collaborative, high impact projects like the Southeastern New England Ocean Tech Hub. The meeting was followed by a lively reception in the Museum’s Jacobs Family Gallery. Check out photos from the meeting below!