Public Engagement

 Public Engagement

What's New ?

BOEM will be hosting an Atlantic Ocean Energy and Mineral Science Forum on November 16-17. Participants will hear updates about ongoing and recently completed studies funded by BOEM in the Atlantic region in support of the Renewable Energy, Marine Minerals, and Conventional Energy Programs. Topics to be covered include: fisheries, marine mammals, marine and coastal birds, social and cultural resources, environmental stressors, and research supporting the Marine Minerals Program.

The forum will take place at:

November 16-17
Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport
45425 Holiday Drive
Sterling, VA 20166


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) sees public input as a critical component of the safe and responsible exploration and development of offshore resources. Public engagement and comment is solicited in our environmental review and regulatory programs for both oil and gas, and renewable energy proposals.

In addition to accepting public comments online, BOEM interacts with stakeholders and partners in state, local and tribal governments through task force meetings and small community meetings on specific issues. We also publish an online newsletter and informative notes for stakeholders.

Visit the following links to find out how BOEM serves the public with outreach and tools for public engagement.