The first large-scale, offshore wind energy development project in the United States was approved by federal regulators in May 2021. More than 25 offshore wind projects are planned in western North Atlantic lease areas, from North Carolina to Massachusetts, and in large areas off Maine.
Our nation’s goal is to generate 30 gigawatts of wind-generated power by 2030. Alongside this goal is protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use. Our group supports this national goal by:
- Collecting baseline data for assessing changes in when and where marine animals occur
- Providing “best practices” recommendations for passive acoustic monitoring in wind energy development areas
- Coordinating collection and sharing of species detection data across regional passive acoustic monitoring efforts