It's going to be the launch of a functioning 1:8 scale model of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine. It'll be the first grid-connected offshore wind turbine in the country! They're also putting out a LIDAR buoy to collect information about weather and wind speeds, and it'll be I think the fifth of its kind in the world.
It's really cool to be able to say that I had a part in this, which I can technically say, no matter how miniscule of a part it was.
I think the plan in the next few years is to slowly build a big wind farm far off the coast. This is really more of a test run than anything, but even at 1/8th the size of the planned model it's quite large.
And it's really cool too!
(There are going to be a bunch of big news people there.)