BOEM Releases Ocean Science Journal, Volume 9 Issue 1
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released Volume 9, Issue 1 of BOEM Ocean Science, their quarterly Science and Technology Journal, BOEM’s first publication following their recent reorganization. The journal is a compilation of the most recent ocean science and offshore energy information and research.
The current issue focuses on the status of BOEM’s Renewable Energy Program and their Smart from the Start Initiative. The issue also includes an article highlighting BOEM ‘s partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study the siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and the impacts to the biological and physical environment surrounding the facilities. This $5 million collaboration was initiated through a NOPP funding solicitation and will provide vital information needed to make the best possible decisions regarding the development of wind energy facilities, to maximize the benefits of the resource and minimize the effects to the surrounding environment. NOPP is proud to be a part of this important collaboration to help develop clean, renewable energies.