Renewable Energy Research Completed Studies

What's New?

BOEM would like to share with you a new report, Socio-Economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fisheries in the U.S. Atlantic. Recognizing the importance that commercial and recreational fisheries play in the U.S. economy and to food supply, BOEM worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service to better understand fishing activity as it relates to areas of potential offshore wind energy development.

This report will inform BOEM's decision-making related to future offshore wind energy development by identifying potentially affected fisheries that may require additional information and analysis.

Final Report:


BOEM-funded research continues to contribute to the growing body of scientific knowledge on the marine environment and informs BOEM's decision-making regarding renewable energy planning, leasing, and development efforts. Take a look at the completed studies to learn more:

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Acoustics in the Marine Environment

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Birds and Bats

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Cultural and Archaeological Resources

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Economics

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Electromagnetic Fields

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Environmental Fates and Effects

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Environmental Mapping

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Environmental Monitoring

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Fish and Fisheries

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Marine Mammals and Other Protected Species

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Physical Environment

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Social Science

ScienceHighlightsExpandButton Workshops and Literature Synthesis