Welcome to BOEM Science Notes. We hope to keep our community of stakeholders informed on our ongoing research as it is taking place in the field. Each issue of Science Notes will feature a BOEM study or other item of interest. As always, thank you for your continued interest in our programs.
- As our Nation continues to advance development of clean, offshore renewable energy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and its industry and state partners recognize the importance of learning more about environmental impacts and how to manage them.
- This month we honor the work of one of our colleagues from the Gulf of Mexico, the late Rezneat (Rez) Milton Darnell, Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography, and his recently published book, The American Sea: A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico. Present and former BOEM scientists from our Gulf of Mexico regional office helped shepherd through the completion of the book after Dr. Darnell passed away in 2009. They shared a close association with the professor and the research, which BOEM supported in numerous ways.
- A Followup to our August 2014 Note: More on the Science Behind the Atlantic G&G Decision
This note clarifies terminology used in the Marine Mammal Protection Act and discusses the need for more research on Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Activities.