Rhode Island Activities

Figure 1 AXYSFLiDAR 6M
Figure 1: AXYS FLiDAR 6M Buoy

What's New?

On October 12, 2017, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved the Site Assessment Plan (SAP) for Lease OCS-A 0486 (Deepwater Wind New England LLC). The SAP approval allows for the installation of an AXYS FLiDAR 6M™ meteorological buoy within the lease area. For additional information, please find the approved SAP and conditions of approval below:


There are two general efforts underway in and around the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Area. For more information about the planning and environmental review process for these efforts, click on the links below.

Environmental Studies

BOEM has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development. For more information, please visit: http://www.boem.gov/Rhode-Island-Environmental-Studies/

Task Force Meetings/Public Information Meetings

BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities offshore Rhode Island with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through its Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. BOEM also coordinates public information meetings to help keep interested stakeholders updated on major renewable energy milestones. To obtain information discussed during these meetings click on the links below.

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