Ongoing Environmental Studies

Applied Science for Informed Decision Making

The ESP is a multidisciplinary program that is mission driven. Research topics are based on information needs in support of NEPA and other environmental laws that nurtures scientific discovery in the marine environment and social sciences while focusing on activities that address national goals related to environmental quality, economic prosperity, and sustainable development. BOEM develops a 5-year plan which defines the regional leasing areas; this determines the geographical distribution of research topics.

For a complete description of any ongoing study administered by either an OCS Regional Office or by the National Program, just click on the link below! Each listing not only describes the research being conducted, but also shows the institution performing the work, the cost of the effort, timeframe, and any associated publications, presentations, or affiliated web sites.