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.
- International coordination on environmental science initiatives in the Gulf of Mexico is a high-priority for stakeholders as the scientific and regulatory communities work together to ensure the safe and responsible use of offshore resources. BOEM is committed to developing joint environmental science opportunities that transcend international boundaries and help ensure that decisions are informed by the best available science from an ecosystem-based, basin-wide perspective. .
- The BOEM-Smithsonian partnership is advancing cutting-edge science on ocean organisms, their DNA, and their environment. A recent visit to the Museum Support Center provided a behind-the-scenes look at BOEM’s historical collection amassed over 38 years as well as recent endeavors to generate DNA barcodes from specimens stored in ethanol for years.