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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.


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Shipwreck Study Unearths Microbial Diversity on Seafloor

New research explores the influence of deep-sea wooden shipwrecks on microbiome diversity

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A Third Way of Drilling

Demystifying underwater noise from down-the-hole pile driving – is it a less intrusive way to install offshore wind structure?

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Atlantic Sturgeon

Tale of Two Fish

Shared tracking information provides insights into the behavior of protected Atlantic sturgeon.

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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.