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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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Marine Minerals
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Environment

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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Renewable Energy

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

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Renewable Energy
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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.

News

Sea Turtle

BOEM and HeroX Launch “Better Call Trawl” Challenge

Crowdsourcing challenge aims to help BOEM to evaluate and improve sea turtle protection efforts.

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Diver

Discovering Lost Worlds

Understanding how BOEM identifies and protects shipwrecks – and preserves historical information – during agency activities.

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Image showing platform downwash – the effect that wind flowing over, around, or through an offshore platform has on plumes released from stacks on the platform.

BOEM Funds Study to Improve EPA Air Quality Model for Overwater Applications

Efforts will result in more accurate air quality modeling for offshore activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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.