Fishing Industry Communication
BOEM has created a place on our website to help commercial fishers learn more about BOEM’s mission and projects and to outline opportunities for providing input. For more information, visit Fishing and Offshore Renewable Energy.
Renewable Energy Task Force Engagement
BOEM's Renewable Energy Task Forces are one of our many vehicles for promoting partnerships. To ensure their continued success, we recently completed a study on how these exchanges can be improved to support the next phase of offshore wind development. This effort included interviews with a representative cross-section of task force members and resulted in recommendations on how to better utilize these groups.
For more information and the complete report, please visit: www.boem.gov/Strengthening-the-Task-Forces/.
Offshore Wind and Maritime Industry Knowledge Exchange
BOEM hosted the Offshore Wind and Maritime Industry Knowledge Exchange on March 5th and 6th, 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.
For more information including pre-meeting materials, please visit: https://www.boem.gov/Offshore-Wind-and-Maritime-Industry-Knowledge-Exchange/
A Citizen’s Guide BOEM’s Renewable Energy Authorization Process
In December 2016, BOEM published a guide to help the public understand BOEM’s process for overseeing renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and to highlight opportunities for public involvement. To access the guide, click on the link below:
Partnerships are essential for BOEM to achieve its mission to oversee development of our nation's offshore resources.
Partnering with Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) and BOEM convened a workshop in December 2015 to obtain individual stakeholder insight into the technical and market challenges regarding the offshore wind industry in the United States. The workshop sought input across the range of U.S. offshore wind stakeholders to better inform efforts to update and refine the 2011 A National Offshore Wind Strategy. A workshop summary - including summaries of the facilitated conversations throughout the day, the participant list, and the presentations can be found at the following link:
On September 9, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the publication of the 2016 National Offshore Wind Strategy. Click on the links below to see the announcement and publication.
Click on the links below for more information about some of BOEM’s partnerships.
- Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of the United States of America to Strengthen Cooperation on Offshore Wind Energy (effective May 4, 2016)
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Defense and Department of Interior on Renewable Energy and a Renewable Energy Partnership Plan (effective July 20, 2012)
- MOA Between BOEMRE and US Coast Guard (effective July 27, 2011)
- DOI/FERC MOU (effective April 9, 2009)
- MOU Between MMS and Fish and Wildlife Service—Protecting Migratory Birds (Expired on June 2, 2014)