Develop an offshore wind project environmental monitoring program to better understand the impacts of offshore wind development on fisheries, habitat, protected species, and other resources, and develop a data sharing and integration program that supports biological stock assessments, fisheries, and protected species management.
Collaborate using technical knowledge to discover how the partners’ marine sensing platforms can complement each other, and in the development of improvements and advancements in marine monitoring and research capabilities. The partners will share processing techniques for data collected in areas such as wave measurements, communications, adaptability, and weather event monitoring.
Seek, understand, and integrate offshore wind energy by conducting R&D through ecosystem science and ocean-based activities and testing. Provide depth of expertise, breadth of science-based information, and flexibility for responding to emerging and long-term research questions that will aid in understanding the impacts of offshore wind energy on the marine ecosystem, enhanced ocean planning, and management.