BOEM Advances Offshore Wind Near U.S. Territories


The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking ideas for baseline environmental and socioeconomic studies to inform its decisions on potential offshore wind energy activities in the U.S. territories, as well as information on entities within the territories that have the capabilities, expertise and interest in carrying out environmental monitoring and conducting studies.  

“BOEM develops, funds, and manages rigorous scientific research to ensure our decisions are informed by the best science and Indigenous knowledge available,” says Dr. Rodney Cluck, chief of BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program. 

“Additional research focused on the U.S. territories will increase our understanding of these important areas, and the potential impacts of offshore wind energy development on their residents and resources.”  

To formally request ideas for these studies, the bureau has issued a request for Letters of Interest. BOEM is also issuing a Request for Information to determine which entities in the U.S. territories have capabilities, expertise and interest in performing environmental monitoring and studies.  

The deadline for responding to the LOI and RFI is August 23.  

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