Current Environmental & Technical Studies - Pacific Region

This table lists environmental and technical studies that are currently managed by BOEM’s Pacific Regional Office. Current studies include ongoing studies (in progress) and recently awarded studies. Each ongoing study is described in a study profile, which lists the BOEM contact, procurement type, conducting organization, cost, performance period, and expected date of the final report, as well as information needs, background, objectives, methods, specific research questions, current status, and any associated publications and websites. Click on the Study # to access the study profile.

STUDY # STUDY TITLE STUDY AREA STUDY PARTNER BOEM CONTACT
Archaeological Resource Protection Studies
PC-14-04 Archaeological and Biological Assessment of Submerged Landforms off the Pacific Coast
(Fact Sheet)
CA, OR, WA SDSU D.Ball
Biological Studies
PC-14-03 Year-round and Diel Patterns in Habitat-use of Seabirds off Oregon OR OSU, USGS D.Pereksta
PC-15-05 A Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (BON) for Ecosystem Monitoring CA UCSB D.Schroeder
PC-16-06 Analysis of Long-term Seabird Colony Legacy Data in the Pacific Northwest as a Regional Baseline OR, WA USFWS D.Pereksta
PC-19-01 BOEM-MARINe (Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network) CA, OR UCSC L.Gilbane
PC-19-02   Supplemental Data Regarding the Behavioral Response of Rock Crabs to the EMF of Subsea Cables and Potential Impact to Fisheries CA OXY M.Rasser
PC-19-06 California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing (Cal DIG) II CA NOAA, USGS J.Potter
PC-20-02 The Environmental Status of Artificial Structures Offshore California CA SCMI D.Schroeder
 Fates and Effects Studies
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-19-04 Understanding Biological Connectivity Among Offshore Structures and Natural Reefs CA UCSB S.Zaleski
PC-20-x05 Characteristics and Contributions of Noise Generated by Abrasive Cutting During Conductor-removal Operations CA Consultant D.Reeb
Meteorology and Air Quality Studies
None        
Physical Oceanography Studies
None        
Protected Species Studies
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-19-x07 Development of Computer Simulations to Assess Entanglement Risk to Whales and Leatherback Sea Turtles in Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Moorings, Cables, and Associated Derelict Fishing Gear Offshore California (Infographic) CA      NOAA D.Reeb
PC-19-03 Offshore Acoustic Bat Study along the California Coastline CA USGS D.Pereksta
PC-20-01 Over Water Migration Movements of Black Brant  CA, OR, WA USGS D.Pereksta
PC-20-04 Adrift: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Cetaceans in the California Current Ecosystem Using Drifting Archival Passive Acoustic Monitoring CA NOAA D.Reeb
PC-21-04 A Vulnerability Index to Scale Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the U.S. West Coast (VIMMS) CA, OR, WA Consultant D.Reeb
PR-21-GRY Assessing and Advancing Individual Matching Accuracy of Laterally Photographed Gray Whales using Artificial Intelligence CA Consultant D.Reeb
Social Sciences and Economics Studies
PC-21-01 West Coast Tribal Cultural Landscapes CA, OR NCECR D.Ball
PC-21-02 Using Outcomes from Marine Protected Area Implementation to Infer Potential Socioeconomic Consequences of Offshore Energy Development to Commercial Fisheries CA UCSB D.Schroeder
Other Studies
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 F.Pendleton
PR-19-HSU Offshore Wind Generation and Load Compatibility Assessment with Emphasis on Electricity Grid Constraints, Mitigation Measures and Associated Costs CA HSU J.Thurston-Keller
PR-21-PRT Port of Coos Bay Infrastructure Assessment for Offshore Wind Development OR Consultant W.Hauer
Areas
CA
OR
WA
HI
California
Oregon
Washington
Hawaii
Partners

CPSU-SLO
DOE
HSU
NCECR
NOAA
OSU
OXY
SCMI
SDSU
TBD
UCSB
UCSC
USFWS
USGS

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
U.S. Department of Energy
Humboldt State University
John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Oregon State University
Occidental College
Southern California Marine Institute
San Diego State University
To Be Determined
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey