Renewable Energy Research

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The Realtime Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations (RODEO) study takes direct, real-time measurements of the nature, intensity, and duration of potential stressors during the construction and initial operations of selected offshore wind facilities. Data collected under RODEO may be used to help inform future decision making on offshore wind. For more information, please see:


The Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP) oversees the development of offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which have the potential to make significant contributions to our nation’s energy portfolio.

OREP depends on science to meet our responsibilities under environmental laws, regulations, and standards. As such, we fund and manage scientific research to inform our decision making processes for renewable energy projects on the OCS.

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Ongoing Studies

Ongoing Studies

Completed Studies

Completed Studies

Technology Assessment  Program Studies

Technology Assessment
Program Studies



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Future Studies Planning

Stakeholder Engagement


Historic Preservation Activities

The mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP) is to regulate environmentally-responsible offshore renewable energy development activities. In support of that objective, the archaeologists in OREP coordinate studies and conduct Section 106 reviews under the National Historic Preservation Act, which are intended to identify and protect archaeological sites and other historic properties. For more information, please see: