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Spatial Modeling Helps BOEM Identify Optimal Areas for Offshore Wind (Video)

Published on: 03/07/2024
Primary Contact(s): james.morris@noaa.gov

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is joining forces with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to unveil an informative video about the process of offshore wind energy development along the U.S. coast. 

"Where Can Offshore Wind Turbines Go" takes viewers on a journey through the dynamic world of coastal and marine planning, showcasing how meticulous research and modeling by NCCOS contributes to informed decision-making for sustainable development.

Coastal and marine planning is key to avoiding conflicts and minimizing environmental impacts. The video highlights NCCOS's expertise in spatial modeling, explaining how spatial modeling helps identify optimal areas for offshore wind energy while considering factors such as transportation, natural resources, national security, fisheries, and other ocean industries.

View the video below!

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