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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Offshore Wind Turbines,

Item Identification

Title: Offshore Wind Turbines
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022-02-12

These data represent offshore wind turbines within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as of February 2022. Seven turbines exist, five in the operational Block Island Wind Farm and two in the pilot project phase of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Windfarm. The seven turbines are responsible for 42 megawatts of power generation capacity. There are more than ten proposed offshore wind farms in various stages of development within the U.S. EEZ, but these data only represent operational, utility-scale turbines.


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.

Supplemental Information:

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


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None coastal
None planning
None renewable

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

siteName, turbineIdentifier

Distribution Liability:

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

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1064438
Date Effective From: 2021-09-01
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: 1064256
W° Bound: -75.491633
E° Bound: -71.507511
N° Bound: 41.125761
S° Bound: 36.886822

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1064257
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2022-02-12

ground condition

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1053665

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 Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1064171
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1121360
Download URL:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

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



United States Coast Guard Light List Volume I Atlantic Coast - COMDTPUB P16502.1

CC ID: 1053670
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: United States Coast Guard
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2022
Citation URL:

United States Coast Guard Light List Volume II Atlantic Coast - COMDTPUB P16502.2

CC ID: 1053669
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: United States Coast Guard
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2022
Citation URL:

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1053671

1) Extract turbine location from US Coast Guard Light List

2) Validate the general location of turbine(s) using the NOAA RNC and NOAA ENC data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64344
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64344
Metadata Record Created By: Zach Spencer
Metadata Record Created: 2021-03-08 15:11+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-09-28
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-09-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-09-28