Scientific and Technical Publications For 2015

To meet the demand for rapid dissemination of information many reports are now available on the web. Links below will take you to full text reports PDF format.

Copies of reports are available from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management free of charge, as long as supplies last by contacting the Alaska Region at Once the supply is exhausted, copies can be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at, or borrowed through an Interlibrary Loan from the Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS) or reviewed at participating Federal Depository libraries.

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BOEM 2015-055 Demographic Composition and Behavior of Polar Bears Summering on Shore in Alaska
BOEM 2015-050 Cook Inlet Circulation Model Calculations.
Hi-Resolution: Report (27MB) | Appendices 1-4 (15MB) | Appendices 5-8 (32MB).
Low-Resolution: Report and Appendices (7.5MB)
BOEM 2015-049                         Arctic Air Quality Modeling Study Meteorological Model Performance Evaluation: 2009-2013 BOEM Arctic WRF Dataset
BOEM 2015-045 Sediment Characteristics and Infauna of Deltaic Mudflats Along the Alaskan Beaufort Sea  |  Photos
BOEM 2015-041 Biodegradation and Transport of Crude Oil in Sand and Gravel Beaches of Arctic Alaska
BOEM 2015-040 Distribution and Relative Abundance of Marine Mammals in the Eastern Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas, 2014 - Annual Report
BOEM 2015-039 Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of a Bowhead Whale | Film
BOEM 2015-034 Final Report of the Chukchi Sea Acoustics, Oceanography and Zooplankton Study
BOEM 2015-029 Population Assessment of Snow Crab, Chionoecetes Opilio, in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas Including Oil and Gas Lease Areas
BOEM 2015-023 Subsistence Sharing Networks and Cooperation: Kaktovik, Wainwright, and Venetie, Alaska
BOEM 2015-022 Satellite-tracked Drifter Measurements in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas