REMINDER: Webinar Series to Share Information on Research Related to Renewable Energy off the U.S. West Coast

Release Date
Camarillo, CA

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invites you to attend the next webinar in the West Coast Renewable Energy Science Exchange, a series of webinars about scientific research offshore California, Oregon, and Washington that will inform decisions about the planning, leasing, and development of ocean renewable energy. The next webinar will provide an overview of BOEM-funded research related to marine mammals. It will be held on May 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and presented by Dr. Desray Reeb, a marine biologist with the BOEM Pacific office. Additional information, including webinar access, can be found at

Webinar series schedule:

Date: May 13, 2020
Topic: Understanding Potential Effects of West Coast Offshore Renewable Energy Development on Marine Mammals
Presenter: Desray Reeb, Marine Biologist, BOEM

Date: July 8, 2020
Topic: Overview of BOEM-funded Research about Cultural Resources on the West Coast
Presenter: David Ball, Marine Archaeologist, BOEM

Date: September 9, 2020
Topic: Overview of BOEM-funded Research about Benthic Habitats on the West Coast
Presenter: Lisa Gilbane, Biologist, BOEM

Webinars are led by subject matter experts based in the BOEM Pacific office in Camarillo, California, and will be held at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the second Wednesday of every other month.

The BOEM Environmental Studies Program (ESP) in the Pacific has funded a diverse array of applied and basic research about the marine, coastal, and human environments offshore California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawai'i. The environmental, social, and economic information garnered from ESP studies informs decisions about energy programs on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which extends from the U.S.-Mexico border to the U.S.-Canada border and includes the OCS of Hawai'i.