NOAA study to help New York’s offshore wind power planning
A newly released study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study will help New York state officials manage coastal waters and guide future development of offshore wind energy projects, NOAA said in a news release yesterday.
The study, A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight, will help the state identify favorable wind energy development sites in the Atlantic and protect critical offshore bird and fish habitats. Ultimately, siting decisions will be streamlined, spurring development of wind energy industry jobs in the region.
The report is the result of a two-year collaboration ...