BOEM is pleased to share the BOEM-funded environmental studies report for the third and fourth quarters of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. Studies included in this report can be accessed through BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program (ESP) Hub and at GovInfo.
The report provides concise descriptions of each study's purpose, findings and how BOEM will use the research results. The FY22 Q3 and Q4 report covers a range of topics, including river overflood on sea ice and strudel scour in Alaska, predictive modeling of deep coral and hardbottom habitats in the southeast Atlantic, subsistence activities in coastal Louisiana and noise generated from the decommissioning of oil platforms in the Pacific.
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.
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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.