Renewable Energy Research

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What’s New?

In 2016, BOEM saw thirteen environmental studies completed in support of the Renewable Energy Program along the Atlantic coast.  These studies include regional surveys, modeling ocean circulation and identifying shipwrecks. Check out the Atlantic Science Year in Review 2016  to learn more about these studies. 

Overview

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.



Ongoing Studies

Ongoing Studies

Completed Studies

Completed Studies

 Technology Assessment  Program Studies

Technology Assessment
Program Studies

 Guidelines

Guidelines

 Fact Sheets

Future Studies Planning

 Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement