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 2017). For more information about a study, click on the link to access the study profile.

Archaeological Resource Protection Studies
PC-13-01 Maritime Cultural Resources Site Assessment in the Main Hawaiian Islands (Fact Sheet) HI NOAA D.Ball
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 J.Price
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-13-02 Using Ongoing Activities as Surrogates to Predict Potential Ecological Impacts from Marine Renewable Energy CA, OR, WA, HI DOE D.Schroeder
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 to Subsurface Biota using Three-Dimensional Oil Spill Modeling CA NOAA S.Zaleski
PC-16-x07 Net Environmental Benefit Analysis of Pacific Platform Decommissioning Scenarios CA UCSB G.Boland
PC-17-05 Pacific Regional Investigation Survey and Monitoring (PRISM) CA   L.Gilbane
Meteorology and Air Quality Studies  
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-14-01 Expansion of West Coast Oceanographic Modeling Capability CA UCLA S.Zaleski
PC-17-02 Exploration and Research for California Coastal and Ocean Renewable Energy (Cal CORE) I: Data Synthesis, Mapping, and Analyses CA USGS K.Segarra
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-16-05 California Current Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey and Use of Data to Produce and Validate Cetacean and Seabird Density Maps CA, OR, WA NOAA G.Sanders
PC-17-01 Seabird and Marine Mammal Surveys Near Potential Renewable Energy Sites Offshore Central and Southern California CA TBD D.Pereksta
PC-17-03 Atlas of Main Hawaiian Island Seabird Colonies HI TBD D.Pereksta
PC-17-04 Pacific Marine Assessment Partnership for Protected Species (PACMAPPS) CA, OR, WA, HI NOAA G.Sanders
Social Sciences and Economics Studies
PR-12-TCL Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes CA, OR, WA NOAA D.Ball
PC-16-02 Community Perspectives, Recreation, and Tourism Baseline for Offshore Wind Development CA TBD S.Guiltinan
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-13-OSM Oregon OCS Seafloor Mapping: Selected Lease Blocks Relevant to Renewable Energy OR USGS 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 G.Boland
PC-16-01 Scenarios for Replacing Conventional Energy with Offshore Renewable Energy along the Central California Coast CA CPSU-SLO S.Zaleski
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
UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
UCSB University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSC University of California, Santa Cruz
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS U.S. Geological Survey