Following are some of the studies funded by BOEM to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development.
- Tracking Offshore Occurrence of Common Terns and American Oystercatchers with VHF - extended to include Roseate Terns and Piping Plovers
- Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Field Surveys and Marine Resource Characterization for Offshore Wind Energy Planning Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts -PHASE 2
- Using Nanotags to Measure Shorebird and Bat Responses to Offshore Wind Turbines
- Risk of an Offshore Wind Project to a Migrant Shorebird
- Collaborative Archaeological Investigations and Sound Source Verifications within the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area
- Characterization and Potential Impacts of Noise Producing Construction and Operation Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf: Data Synthesis
- Abundance and Distribution of Seabirds Off Southeastern Massachusetts, 2011-2015
- Northeast Large Pelagic Survey Collaborative Aerial and Acoustic Surveys for Large Whales and Sea Turtles
- Socio-Economic Impact of Outer Continental Shelf Wind Energy Development on Fisheries in the U.S. Atlantic (2017)Volume 1, Volume 2
- Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Lobsters and Crabs in the Rhode Island/Massachusetts Wind Energy Area
- Identifying Information Needs and Approaches for Assessing Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind Farm Development on Fisheries Resources in the Northeast Region
- Flight Activity and Offshore Movements of Nano-Tagged Bats on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Please visit http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Environmental-Studies/ for a complete list of BOEM funded ongoing and completed studies in support of offshore renewable energy development.
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