ESP Report and Footprint Specifications

The ESP Report and Footprint Specifications below provide instructions for authors, vendors, contract and project officers, and editors. These specifications apply to all final deliverables prepared for BOEM’s ESP, regardless of vendor type (i.e., private sector entities and academic or public government institutions through contracts or cooperative agreements, and Federal partners through inter/intra agency agreements). The ESP Data and Information Specifications are incorporated by reference in project awards and are supplied to the selected vendor.

ESP Study Reports
The following files (updated April 2021) provide guidance on preparing BOEM-funded ESP studies reports.

File Description File Type Download
ESP Report Specifications Requirements for preparing study reports PDF Download File
Report Template Convenient template for creating a report; includes report sections and styles Microsoft® Word Download File
Sample Report Visual sample of a study report PDF Download File
Technical Summary Specifications, Sample and Template Information for preparing a separate technical summary file Microsoft® Word Download File

ESPIS Study Footprint Specifications
The following files capture information needed for representing an ESP study in ESPIS.  A Study Footprint geographically references the area where the ESP study is applicable.  There may be many choices for identifying the relevant ESP study area, but when multiple options are available, it is advisable to choose the most precise geographic reference possible (please see the study footprint guidance for more information). This will help ensure that the geographic queries of ESPIS return relevant search results.  The ESP Study Footprint Metadata is specified by the data dictionary and metadata template.  This captures all scientific and administrative information needed to catalog ESP data and information used for managing the Environmental Studies Program Information System.

File Description File Type Download
ESP Study Footprint Template Schema used for physically representing the ESP Study Footprint in ArcGIS ZIP Download File
ESP Study Footprint Data Dictionary Guidelines on required content for the ESP Study Metadata Microsoft® Excel Download File
ESP Study Footprint Metadata Template XML schema used for physically representing ESP Study Metadata XML Download File

For awards prior to April 2021, prior specifications may apply. Contact your Contracting Officer’s Representative or Project Officer to determine the appropriate specification for your project.