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U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, have called on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider fishermen's interest earlier in the siting process for offshore wind.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) Offshore Wind Strategic Plan Team is holding a supply chain networking event in Princeton, U.S.
A revised technique for mapping the spawning sites of Atlantic herring in the UK has been developed which will ensure fish are protected during offshore wind farm construction and which could lead to a more efficient and low cost development process, the Carbon Trust said.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) has selected the Copenhagen-headquartered engineering, design and consulting firm Ramboll to coordinate and facilitate the development of the state’s Offshore Wind (OSW) Strategic Plan.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has adopted a procedure designed to prevent impacts to commercial fishing gear from offshore wind energy activities.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the comment period for information and industry interest in offshore wind energy development within the New York Bight region.
The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has requested the US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to extend the public comment period for the newly proposed offshore wind lease sale in the New York Bight, published by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in April.
Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Bay State Wind plans to provide more than USD 2 million in grants for research and programs to protect New England’s fisheries and whale populations.
With the first days of April, Vineyard Wind will commence geophysical surveys at its offshore wind lease area, and between the lease area and Cape Cod.
On 9 March, the Cabinet of Japan decided on a bill to establish basic rules for development of offshore wind power in the general common sea area, and will now submit the draft legislation to the National Diet.
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has completed seafloor mapping in the New York Wind Energy Area, a proposed offshore wind site near Long Island in the US.
The Japanese government will submit a bill on offshore wind development to the National Diet on 22 January, according to Japan Times. Given that Japan does not have unified rules for offshore wind operations, the bill would bring more clarity within the industry as it specifies the rules.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has published a report on the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in Belgium, which has 870MW in operational wind turbines in its part of the North Sea as of 2016 and plans to reach 2.2GW by 2020.
On 15 November, a bio mussel force line was installed at the Belwind offshore wind farm as part of a research project investigating mussel farming at offshore wind farms.
MMT has begun the offshore geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth, England, and Dieppe, France, for the Aquind Interconnector project.
Deepwater Wind is pledging funding for the establishment of a new Blue Economy Initiative at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) to investigate how offshore wind farms can coexist with other ocean-based industries.
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has requested a permit from the Australian Government to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of south-eastern Victoria, which would have up to 250 turbines and a capacity of at least 2GW.
Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state owned electricity company, has issued a pre-qualification call for the provision of renewable energy ecological consultancy services related to offshore wind farms.
A group of fishing organizations, businesses, and communities, led by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF), has moved forward with its lawsuit to halt the leasing of a planned wind farm off the coast of New York.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has contracted Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cesta) to measure offshore weather and sea conditions for its 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first of three years of data collection via aerial surveys of birds and marine mammals in the state's offshore wind area.
The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has found that Icebreaker Windpower Inc.’s application for a permit to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker wind farm in Lake Erie off Cleveland is now in compliance and ready to be processed.
Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, has hired Jack Arruda to serve as Technical Development Manager for the company.
A study led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has revealed where Britain and Ireland’s seabirds go when they are not on land and the information obtained will be used to protect threatened species by assessing potential impacts from offshore wind farms.
A Belgian consortium of research institutions and companies has started a project to investigate if mussels could be grown on offshore wind farms.