Maritime Industry Communication And Engagement

BOEM is responsible for carrying out its mission that protects the environment, considers other uses of the ocean, and prevents interference with reasonable uses of the exclusive economic zone, the high seas, and the territorial seas. BOEM strives to communicate Atlantic renewable energy program information via “Notes to Stakeholders” and press releases, attending maritime industry meetingsBOEM-funded studies, and fact sheets. To be added to our distribution list for future updates, please email us at

2018 Stakeholder Meetings

BOEM’s Offshore Wind and Maritime Industry Knowledge Exchange- Report now available!

March 5 and 6, 2018

At this workshop, subject matter experts discussed the regulatory regime governing offshore wind energy development, including measures to minimize risk to safety and disruptions to maritime transportation operations, while supporting the development of domestic renewable energy.

Attendance was open to members of the maritime industry, offshore wind energy stakeholders, and any other interested members of the public. Attendees learned about the design and operation of offshore wind facilities, roles and responsibilities for stakeholders in the development process, potential timelines for development on the Atlantic Ocean, and navigation safety issues associated with the transit of commercial vessels in the vicinity of wind farm facilities. Time was set aside for interactive discussions between stakeholders.

Event Objectives

  • Share knowledge and best practices for offshore wind and marine transportation co-existence
  • Explore the range of roles and responsibilities across the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), offshore wind lessees, and maritime stakeholders
  • Learn about and discuss potential offshore wind farm layouts and development timeframes
  • Identify potential challenges for continued discussion

Hilton BWI Baltimore Airport
1739 W Nursery Rd.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Link to Agenda


For More Information
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Office of Renewable Energy Programs
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, Virginia 20166