Ocean Science

Ocean Science is the science and technology journal of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).  The bureau funds on average $30 million per year for scientific studies in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Arctic.  Data gained from these studies inform policy decisions regarding offshore oil, natural gas and renewable energy development.  The information is also used by other federal and state agencies in decision-making and by members of academia and experts in the private sector.  BOEM is one of the leading contributors to the body of scientific knowledge about the nation’s marine and coastal environments. 


August/September/October/Nov 2017

Ocean Science Aug/Sept/Oct 2017

  • BOEM's Marine Minerals Program—A Small Program with National Impact
  • Long Beach Island Restoration, NJ
  • Canaveral Shoals Case Study: Understanding the Ecological Function of Shoals for Fish
  • Searching for Sand with a Laptop
  • Tiny Fish, Big Impact
  • Large Scale Coastal Improvements and Restoration in Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Caminada Headland Restoration Project
  • Beach Renourishment: Addressing Impacts to Sea Turtles and Other Species
  • ASTER—Analyzing Sea Turtle Entrainment Risk
  • Satellite Tagging Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Gulf of Mexico Sediment Search Underway
  • Partnerships to Promote Coastal Resiliency
  • The California Coastal Sediment Management Working Group Explores Sand for Offshore
  • California Marine Minerals Resource Assessment Study
  • Sharing Information through the Marine Minerals Information System and Regional Planning Bodies Data Portals


April/May/June 2017


  • Recruiting the Next Generation of Ocean Scientists
  • Alaska Native Exploration, Education, and Outreach 
  • STEM Activities from the Top: BOEM Headquarters Leading by Example
  • Engaging Stakeholders and the Next Generation of Scientists in the Gulf of Mexico Region
  • Citizen Science and Education in the Pacific Region



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