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New Animation Explores Possible Encounters between Humpback Whales and Floating Offshore Wind Farms

PNNL and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management partner to evaluate offshore wind's potential environmental impacts

March 2019

A new animation depicts the marine mammals’ scale and movements relative to floating offshore wind farms. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is using the animation to discuss development of the farms along the Pacific Coast with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Oh Buoy! PNNL Researchers Dive into Data Delivered from New Jersey Coast

Wind behavior and variable data will help industry identify most productive offshore wind locations

October 2018

Before offshore turbines can be deployed to harness wind energy, researchers must answer important questions—such as how much wind energy a turbine can capture at certain offshore sites. To help answer this question, DOE's Wind Energy Technologies Office commissioned PNNL to deploy two research buoys off the New Jersey and Virginia coasts.

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