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Renewable Energy

BOEM facilitates the responsible development of renewable energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

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Our goals are to be good stewards and protect the environment while overseeing the development of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy and marine mineral resources.

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Marine Minerals

BOEM works with coastal communities to provide Outer Continental Shelf sand to restore and protect shorelines. Our work supports coastal resilience, state and local economies, and ecological habitat.

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Oil and Gas Energy

BOEM is responsible for all OCS leasing policy and program development issues for oil, gas and other marine minerals.

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This issue of Ocean Science illustrates how we use energy economics to inform our decision-making.


Photo credit: Dr. Alex Mustard

BOEM Partners with Commercial Lobstermen on Fish Movement Study

Bureau is working with New England lobstermen to partner on new study to better understand fish movement in potential offshore wind energy areas.

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American Shoreline Podcast

BOEM 101: The Environmental Science Behind the Decision

Podcast explores how BOEM uses science to inform its decision making.

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An Uncrewed Arial Vehicle (UAV or drone) deploys a suction-cup equipped, biologging “dtag” for attachment to a sei whale in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Sei whales are an endangered species of special interest to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

BOEM and NOAA Complete First-Ever Successful Drone-based Tagging of Endangered Sei Whales in U.S.

Innovative strategies and emerging technologies could help minimize impacts to marine species during offshore wind energy activities.

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Start a rewarding career at BOEM

You can put your science and engineering know-how to use at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Join us and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible development of the U.S. offshore energy and marine mineral resources. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the field, or an experienced professional looking for a stable career, BOEM has current vacancies available for all levels of experience.