Environmental/Marine Use Compatibility

Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Department of the Interior
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Department of the Interior
Description: 

Consistent with the Interior Department´s "Smart from the Start" strategy for offshore wind, each of the Atlantic Wind Energy Areas are designed to make available areas that are attractive for commercial offshore wind develpment, while also protecting important viewsheds, sensitive habitats and resources and minimizing space use conflicts with activities such as military operations, shipping and fishing.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Georgia Coastal and Marine Planner

Source/Sponsor: 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Creator/Author: 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Description: 

Georgia is in need of a more stremlined and accessible process for developing an offshore wind project. which includes access to a diverse set of data. That is why Georgia Tech and Georgia Deprtment of Natural Resources (DNR) teamed up to create a data application that would help put all these puzzle pieces together. They recognized major data gaps and a need for a tool to compile all of these pieces of data in one system, so Georgia Tech´s Center for Geographic Information Systems and Strategic Energy Institute partnered with the Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division to launch a new marine planning application called the Georgia Coastal and Marine Planner (GCAMP). this tool provides online access to data regarding coastal and ocean resources, which can help facilitate Georgia´s management of these resources in regards to offshore wind energy. 

See the GCAMP here.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The objective of this study is to provide easily understandable information about the distribution of birds to aid offshore wind development siting decisions and reduce the risk of impacts to birds.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Baseline Bioacoustics Characterization for Offshore Renewable Energy Development

Source/Sponsor: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

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.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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SEA POWER Georgia’s Offshore and Nearshore Wind Resource Coincidence with Electrical Demand Load.

Source/Sponsor: 
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Creator/Author: 
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Description: 

Georgia´s offshore wind resources would be able to provide high value, and high demand energy when it is needed the most: hot summers afternoons. Based on research, Georgia´s Sea Breeze effect is positively correlated with Georgia Power´s hourly electrical demandduring summertime. Therfore, offshore wind energy resources have good coincidence with electrical demand load.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Environmental Assessment, Lease Issuance for Wind Resources Data Collection on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Georgia

Source/Sponsor: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

BOEM prepared this Enviromental Assessment (EA) to consider the reasonably foreseeable enviromental consequences of lease issuance and, in particular, whether issuing a lease will result in significant enviromental impacts. The activities associated with the EA include 1) site characterization surveys; and, 2) site assessment activities. 

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
22 MB
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BOEM Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (South Carolina)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

BOEM announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for potential commercial wind leasing and site assessment activities on the Atlantic OCS offshore South Carolina.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015
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BOEM Call for Information and Nominations (South Carolina)

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Description: 

The Call for Information and Nominations published by BOEM to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases off South Carolina.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015
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A Guide to State Management of Offshore Wind Energy in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Source/Sponsor: 
NOAA
Creator/Author: 
Environmental Law Institute
Description: 

This Guide summarizes some of the key context surrounding the efforts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia to support the sustainable development of offshore wind energy. It provides an overview of the states’ key legal authority, the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and state priorities in offshore wind energy project review, including the categories of information needed to satisfy the various review processes.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
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U.S. Wind Commercial Lease for Renewable Energy Development OCS-A 0490

Source/Sponsor: 
BOEM
Creator/Author: 
BOEM
Description: 

The lease entered into by and between the United States of America acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, its authorized officer, and U.S. Wind.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
3 MB
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