Graphic showing wind turbines and light bulb - Department Proposes Next Offshore Wind Lease Sale to Advance President’s Climate Action Plan, Identifies 344,000 Acres Offshore New Jersey

Offshore Commercial Wind Energy Development in New Jersey:  As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres. 

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Engineers at Work

BOEM, North Carolina Ink Agreement on Evaluating Sand Resources: Under the two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000, North Carolina will evaluate and consolidate existing geological and geophysical data offshore North Carolina to help plan for future coastal resilience.

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Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study

Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Study Launches Second Expedition on the Research Vessel Pelican:  A multi-disciplinary team of scientists examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deepwater shipwrecks and their microbial communities.

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