The Task Force recommends that New Jersey proceed with a limited test project, not to exceed 350 MW, to obtain practical knowledge of benefits and impacts resulting from offshore wind turbine facilities. These efforts must be preceded by scientific baseline studies that collect basic data about the existence, location and nature of New Jersey’s offshore natural resources, in addition to information regarding potential economic impacts of offshore wind. Based on information available today, offshore wind turbine technology offers a range of potential benefits and possible drawbacks. Too much remains unknown to characterize the appropriateness of offshore wind development for New Jersey’s coastal waters. Some of the unknown and/or incomplete information can be learned through practical application of the technology.