Renewable Energy Research

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What’s New?


In 2017, BOEM saw fourteen environmental studies completed in support of the Renewable Energy Program along the Atlantic coast. These studies include regional surveys, tracking birds and bats, and improved survey methods. Check out the Atlantic Science Year in Review 2017 to learn more about these studies.

Atlantic Science Year in Review 2016

The Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal is now linked to BOEM's Environmental Studies Program Information System. In one location you can now access BOEM's scientific reports and  associated data.


The Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP) oversees the development of offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which have the potential to make significant contributions to our nation’s energy portfolio.

OREP depends on science to meet our responsibilities under environmental laws, regulations, and standards. As such, we fund and manage scientific research to inform our decision making processes for renewable energy projects on the OCS.

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