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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: DoD Offshore Wind Mission Compatibility Assessments,

Item Identification

Title: DoD Offshore Wind Mission Compatibility Assessments
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014-07-30

This data set represents the results of analyses conducted by the Department of Defense to assess the compatibility of offshore wind development with military assets and activities. The assessments were developed for the renewable energy task force process being led by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The task force process is being carried out as part of the offshore renewable energy rule that stems from authority granted to BOEM for leasing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands for energy development and allows government agencies with an interest in activities on the OCS to provide information describing their existing activities. These data should not be used to infer compatibility or conflict between military assets or activities with any use other than offshore wind.


To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.


The data set contains 4 categories of OCS lease blocks:

No Restrictions - No significant conflicts with offshore wind development were identified.

Site Specific Stipulations - Potential conflicts exist and may require site specific measures be developed to avoid or limit impacts to military assets or activities.

Recommended Wind Exclusion - Significant conflicts exist between offshore wind and military assets or activities.

Not Assessed - Areas without a red, yellow, or green color fill have not been assessed for compatibility with offshore wind.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None coast
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Entity Attribute Overview:


Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: Department of Defense, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 652180
Date Effective From: 2014-07-30
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 652185
W° Bound: -130.251636
E° Bound: -64.108329
N° Bound: 48.505897
S° Bound: 23.817923

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 652184
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2014-04-30

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1178433
Topology Level: Planar Graph
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: Yes

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1178434

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121162
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 652203
Activity Date/Time: 2015-12-18

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 652202
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using '' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717291
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent



Atlantic NAD 83 OCS Blocks

CC ID: 652172
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Mapping and Boundary Branch
Publish Date: 2010-10-05
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-10-05
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:

Current Outer Continental Shelf Lease Blocks | Type of Source Media: online


CC ID: 652170
Contact Name: Department of Defense
Publish Date: 2014-04-15
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-04-15
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:

Provided the original wind compatibility assessment dataset. | Type of Source Media: online


CC ID: 652171
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publish Date: 2013-03-12
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-03-12
Source Contribution:

Provided the original wind compatibility assessment dataset. | Type of Source Media: online

Technical Information Management System (TIMS), Mapping System, Block and Boundary Component

CC ID: 652173
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mapping and Boundary Branch
Publish Date: 2006-02-10
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006-02-10
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:

Current Outer Continental Shelf Lease Blocks | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 652174

1. Acquire source data

2. Use Dissolve tool to run multipart dissolve on OCSWindAssessmentAtl04142014 based on "DoD_Wind" field

3. Perform Erase tool on OCS blocks using Stipulation Areas

4. After adding the field "DoD_Wind" to OCS blocks, Merge the Atlantic and OregonStipulation Areas with the the OCS blocks feature class

5. Use field calculator to populate null values in the "DoD_Wind" field as "Not Assessed"

6. Rename "DoD_Wind" to "dodDesignation"

Process Date/Time: 2014-04-30 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity DODOffshoreWindMissionCompatibilityAssessments

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48875
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48875
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-27 17:27+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-10-27
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08