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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Offshore Wind Planning Areas,

Item Identification

Title: Offshore Wind Planning Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022-11-28

These data show offshore wind planning areas in U.S. and territorial waters. Each planning area is designated as one of several 'area types' such as, Call or WEA.


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
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None coastal
None planning

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

state, areaType, siteName, docket1, reference1

Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1158029
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 1158043
W° Bound: -162
E° Bound: -63
N° Bound: 50
S° Bound: 14

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1158042
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2022

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1158031
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1158030
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

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent



Renewable Energy Leases and Planning Areas

CC ID: 1158036
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publish Date: 2022-11-10
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2022-11-10
Citation URL:
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed

Source Contribution:

File Geodatabase

Request for Interest in Commercial Leasing for Wind Energy Development on the Gulf of Maine Outer Continental Shelf

CC ID: 1185019
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publish Date: 2022-08-19
Citation URL:

Research Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Maine, Request for Competitive Interest

CC ID: 1185020
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publish Date: 2022-08-19
Citation URL:

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1158040

1) Acquire source material

2) Ingest to ArcGIS Pro as a feature class

3) Adjust field names, field sizes, and data types

Process Date/Time: 2022-11-10 01:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66873
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66873
Metadata Record Created By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Created: 2022-03-23 14:42+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-04-18
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-04-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-04-18