Current Environmental Studies - Pacific

This table lists studies that are currently managed by BOEM Pacific Region. Current studies include ongoing studies (in progress) and planned new studies (scheduled to start in FY 2018). For more information about a study, click on the link to access the study profile.

Archaeological Resource Protection Studies
PC-14-04 Archaeological and Biological Assessment of Submerged Landforms off the Pacific Coast
(Fact Sheet)
Biological Studies
PC-10-01 Regional Importance of Manmade Structures as Rockfish Nurseries CA USGS D.Schroeder
PC-13-03 Habitat Affinities and At-sea Ranging Behaviors among Main Hawaiian Island Seabirds HI USGS D.Pereksta
PC-14-02 Potential Impacts of Submarine Power Cables on Crab Harvest CA, WA UCSB M.Rasser
PC-14-03 Year-round and Diel Patterns in Habitat-use of Seabirds off Oregon OR OSU, USGS D.Pereksta
BOEM-MARINe (Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network) CA, OR UCSC L.Gilbane
PC-15-05 A Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (BON) for Ecosystem Monitoring CA UCSB D.Schroeder
PC-15-07 Cross-shelf Habitat Suitability Modeling CA, OR, WA NOAA, OSU L.Gilbane
PC-16-04 Disturbance Index Development for the Pacific OCS CA SCCWRP L.Gilbane
PC-16-06 Analysis of Long-term Seabird Colony Legacy Data in the Pacific Northwest as a Regional Baseline OR, WA USFWS D.Pereksta
 Fates and Effects Studies
PC-13-04 Understanding the Role of Offshore Structures in Managing Potential Watersipora subtorquata Invasions CA UCSB S.Zaleski
PC-14-05 Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies on the Coastal and Marine Environment in the Pacific OCS Region CA, OR, WA, HI Consultant M.Eckenrode
PC-16-03 Assessing the Impact of Oil Spills Using Three-Dimensional Oil Spill Modeling CA NOAA S.Zaleski
PC-16-x07 Net Environmental Benefit Analysis of Pacific Platform Decommissioning Scenarios CA UCSB D.Schroeder
PC-17-05 Pacific Regional Investigation Survey and Monitoring (PRISM) CA   L.Gilbane
Meteorology and Air Quality Studies  
PC-17-x10 Air Emissions Associated with Decommissioning Operations for Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Platforms CA Consultant M.Eckenrode
Physical Oceanography Studies
PC-13-05 Predicting the Consequences of Wave Energy Absorption from Marine Renewable Energy Facilities on Nearshore Ecosystems CA, OR, WA, HI USGS D.Schroeder
PC-17-02 California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing (Cal DIG) I CA USGS L.Gilbane
Protected Species Studies
PC-10-05 Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys off the Northern California, Oregon and Washington Coasts CA, OR, WA USGS, USFWS D.Pereksta
PC-15-01 Data Synthesis and High-resolution Predictive Modeling of Marine Bird Spatial Distributions on the Pacific OCS CA, OR, WA NOAA, USGS D.Pereksta
PC-17-01 Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys Near Potential Renewable Energy Sites Offshore Central and Southern California CA USGS D.Pereksta
PC-17-03 Atlas of Main Hawaiian Island Seabird Colonies HI USGS D.Pereksta
PC-17-04 Pacific Marine Assessment Partnership for Protected Species (PacMAPPS) CA, OR, WA, HI NOAA G.Sanders
PR-17-WHL Visual Simulation of Whales and Renewable Energy Moorings and Cables CA, OR, WA, HI DOE G.Sanders
Social Sciences and Economics Studies
Other Studies
PC-11-02 DOI Partnership: Distinguishing Between Human and Natural Causes of Change in Nearshore Ecosystems Using Long-term Data from DOI Monitoring Programs CA NPS, USGS, UCSB D.Schroeder
PR-14-DMI Synopsis of Research Programs that can Provide Baseline and Monitoring Information for Offshore Energy Activities in the Pacific Region CA, OR, WA, HI USGS D.Schroeder
PC-15-03 Synthesis of Pacific Platform Research CA UCSB M.Eckenrode
PC-16-01 Scenarios for Offshore Renewable Energy along the Central California Coast CA CPSU-SLO S.Zaleski
PR-17-MET Collection of Metocean Resource Characterization Data off the California Coast CA DOE K.Herrera
CA California      
OR Oregon      
WA Washington      
HI Hawaii      
CPSU-SLO California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
OSU Oregon State University
SCCWRP Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
SDSU San Diego State University
TBD To Be Determined
UCSB University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSC University of California, Santa Cruz
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS U.S. Geological Survey