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Amardeep Dhanju, PhD is a senior policy analyst with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)/LCH Consulting. He has more than a decade of government policy and applied industry experience in offshore energy and marine planning. He has facilitated oil & gas leasing programs, helped streamline offshore wind power regulations, and coordinated the nation’s first National Ocean Policy initiative. From 2013-2016, Amardeep co-chaired an interagency subgroup in the National Ocean Council to coordinate Federal engagement in the ocean planning initiatives across the US.

Amardeep has coauthored several journal articles on offshore energy and marine spatial planning published in Ocean and Coastal Management, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Coastal Management, Geophysical Research Letters and the U.S. Coastal Guard Proceedings journal. Amardeep is the lead author of a chapter on renewable energy in the first United Nations (UN) World Ocean Assessment. He is also an associate editor of the Energy for Sustainable Development journal.

Amardeep hold a Ph.D. from University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment where his research focused on offshore wind power. Amardeep joined BOEM in 2010 as a Knauss Sea Grant fellow and subsequently continued on a contract.

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