How MARCO Portal Data Can Inform Discussions on Offshore Wind

The Mid-Atlantic has a gently sloping continental shelf and strong offshore winds, making offshore wind energy a focus of policy, research, and investment for the region. While offshore wind is a viable option for states to meet renewable energy goals, it is imperative that offshore wind development proceed with full consideration of any potential effects on marine life as well as other ocean resources and uses. Coastal managers and decision makers can use the data within the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal to build an understanding of the potential interactions between offshore wind development and other ocean uses and resources.

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal