Baseline Bioacoustics Characterization for Offshore Renewable Energy Development

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The goal of this effort is to conduct a baseline ecological assessment of two wind planning areas along the U.S. Atlantic cost to identify the potential enviromental impact of offshore wind energy construction. Our goal was to establish a baseline of seasonal activity of focal species using passive acoustic monitoring to understand their acoustic presence and calling patterns, and establish the baseline noise conditions of the areas. These baseline data would be used to evaluate potential changes that may result from future wind energy construction and operation.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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