BOEM Announces Recent Environmental Study Completions For First Quarter FY 2014

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The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) announces the availability of final results of studies posted to the website between October 1 and December 31, 2013.  The list includes the titles with a web link to each report.

Topics covered in the latest postings include: 

  • evaluation of NASA's algorithms used to interpret remote sensing data for water quality along the Louisiana/Mississippi Outer Continental Shelf (OCS); 
  • studies related to migratory birds and long-tailed ducks on the Atlantic OCS; and
  • research concerning fishes and kelp associated with Pacific OCS oil and gas platforms.

BOEM's ESP develops, conducts and oversees world-class scientific research specifically to inform decisions regarding development of the Outer Continental Shelf.

The Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) makes all completed ESP reports available on-line as full electronic pdf documents, including images and graphics. Technical summaries of over 1,200 BOEM-sponsored environmental research projects, as well as full pdf documents of over 3,400 research reports, are available for online full text search. To explore the ESPIS collection spanning 40 years, click here.

For additional information on BOEM's Environmental Studies Program, including how to find out about research opportunities, click here. You can also follow our work on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.