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22 March 2019 Environment

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a letter to BOEM expressing concern for the possible negative impacts the Vineyard Wind project could have on fisheries, marine life and habitats. The letter represents NOAA's public comment on BOEM's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. NOAA stated that "the […]

29 April 2015 Authorities, R&D, Technology

Renewable NRG Systems has sold two WINDCUBE 200S 3D Scanning Doppler Lidars to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two machines will be utilized by NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Division for a variety of measurement purposes, starting with the XPIA experiment at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) taking place in April 2015. The XPIA Experiment […]

29 April 2014 Authorities, R&D

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) ships, small boats, and hydrographic services contractors have their sailing orders to survey more than 2,000 square nautical miles in U.S. coastal waters this year, collecting data that will strengthen the foundation of the nation’s environmental intelligence. Most of the vessels are sailing to their initial project […]

22 July 2012 Environment, R&D, Technology

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lab in Seattle is using a robotic device, called wave glider, to find out more about what lays in ocean depths. The SmartPlanet explains characteristics of the device in its online news, saying that the glider reminds of a simple surfboard, but beyond what the eye meets lays […]

6 April 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its plans to expand the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory on the Muskegon Channel, the Republic informs. The expansion stipulates $1 million worth renovation of the edifice, intended for maintenance and operation of vessels and its equipment. The construction works are expected to be completed by fall. […]

21 March 2012

A newly released NOAA study will help New York state officials make advances in managing their coastal waters and guiding future development of offshore wind energy projects. The study, A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight, will help the state identify favorable wind energy development sites […]

20 March 2012

A newly released NOAA study will help New York state officials make advances in managing their coastal waters and guiding future development of offshore wind energy projects. The study, A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight, will help the state identify favorable wind energy development sites […]

1 August 2011 R&D

 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has approved a Rhode Island ocean zoning plan that designates waters off the state's...   Alex Kuffner  (therepublic) [mappress] Source: therepublic, August 01, 2011

25 July 2011 Authorities

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. joined Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and other national and state leaders today to recognize the pioneering Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). This new, innovative ocean management plan improves state review processes and policies to facilitate the development of […]

27 October 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents […]

15 April 2019 R&D

The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]

27 March 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), NOAA Fisheries and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fisheries and offshore wind coordination. Under the 10-year agreement, the parties will collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. RODA, a coalition of fishing industry […]

24 January 2019 Environment

Vineyard Wind has signed an agreement committing to implement protective measures for North Atlantic right whales during construction and operation of its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. The U.S. company signed the deal to protect the critically endangered species with the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Conservation Law Foundation. Among a […]

8 January 2019 Authorities

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has obtained additional federal consistency oversight regarding offshore wind development projects in the federal waters off its coast, as well as that of Massachusetts.  The CRMC has been granted this jurisdiction expansion by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through a new Geographic Location Description (GLD 2018) […]

4 January 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

The University of Delaware in the U.S. has found that the distance at which turbines are located from shore has a significant impact on how tourists feel about offshore wind projects.

17 December 2018 Authorities

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.

11 December 2018 Authorities

A bill that would authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to US territories has passed the US House of Representatives.

7 September 2018 Authorities, Environment

The US House Committee on Natural Resources has unanimously passed the Offshore Wind for Territories Act that would amend federal law to authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to all five US territories. The Natural Resources Committee has unanimously reported the bill to the full House of Representatives for consideration. […]

11 January 2017 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a workshop on Atlantic offshore wind activities and marine protected species. BOEM's Office of Renewable Energy Programs will host a three-day "Best Management Practices Workshop for Atlantic Offshore Wind Facilities" on 7-9 March. The workshop will discuss best management practices for preventing, reducing, and monitoring impacts […]

21 June 2016 Technology

Planet OS, a provider of online geospatial environmental data, has introduced Powerboard, a data intelligence solution that helps wind farm operators and renewable energy service providers to boost power output by up to 30%. RWE, which plans to use the system at its wind farms, has teamed up with the company for the launch of Powerboard. “Powerboard provides us […]

12 May 2016

Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program.  The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]

5 February 2016 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

What does ocean biology have to do with offshore wind energy? Quite a lot, according to this video by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which explains how scientists carefully study underwater areas to map out the best locations for potential future wind energy projects. The outer continental shelf of North Carolina supports some of the […]

27 January 2016 R&D, Technology

Georgia Tech and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have launched a new marine spatial planning tool to define a clear process for offshore energy licensing and permitting in US state of Georgia, and close data and communication gaps between regulatory agencies that could delay the permitting process. The Georgia Coastal and Marine Planner (GCAMP), sponsored […]

16 April 2015

In September 2013, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a commercial lease sale for an area of 112,799 acres 23.5 nautical miles from the Virginia Beach coastline. Dominion Virginia Power was the highest bidders for this area with USD 1.6 million. Now, archaeologists and scientific divers from the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, BOEM, East […]

3 April 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline have announced over $1.6 million in federal funding from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program. Rhode Island Sea Grant will use the funds to continue work on the state’s Shellfish Management Plan. In […]

24 February 2015

The University of Delaware (UD) is to hold the first Green Liaisons sustainability lecture of the spring tomorrow from 1p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Ewing Room. The lecture will feature UD researcher Jeremy Firestone, who will speak about the wind turbine located on the University’s Lewes campus. As a faculty member in the School […]