We are pleased to share the BOEM-funded environmental studies reports for all four quarters of FY2019. They are posted to the Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS).
The reports provide concise descriptions of each study's purpose, findings and how BOEM will use the research results. The FY2019 reports cover a range of topics, including the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Rhode Island recreation and tourism activities; the fate and persistence of oil spill response chemicals in Arctic seawater; and the potential impacts to cultural resources at significant sand extraction areas. The reports and associated technical summaries can be accessed through ESPIS, which displays reports with geo-referencing tools, animation and other new features.
ESPIS makes all BOEM-funded environmental studies reports available online as full electronic PDF documents, including images and graphics, as well as links to associated data portals and peer-reviewed articles. Technical summaries of more than 1,400 BOEM-sponsored environmental research projects and more than 3,700 research reports are available.
BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program develops, funds and manages rigorous scientific research to inform policy decisions regarding development of Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources.