ecological baseline

Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Report

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
University of Maine (UMaine); James W. Sewall Company
Description: 

This report includes: (1) a summary of available information on the physical characteristics and wind and wave resources in the Gulf of Maine (GoM); (2) a study of potential electric grid interconnection points and offshore electric cabling requirements; (3) an evaluation of permitting requirements, potential environmental impacts and stakeholder considerations; (4) a summary of available construction and assembly resources in Maine; and, (5) a summary of offshore wind's economic and policy implications.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
30 MB
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Long-Tailed Duck Report Winter 2005-2006

Source/Sponsor: 
Cape Wind Associates, LLC
Creator/Author: 
ESS Group
Description: 

The field study employed a combination of land-based observations, airplane reconnaissance, and boat surveys to examine and observe movements of Long-tailed Ducks in Nantucket Sound. The final duck roosting area was not discovered during any of the surveys and is not known based on a review of existing literature. There was great variation between the numbers of ducks observed flying into and out of Nantucket Sound during consecutive surveys.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2006
41 MB
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Interested Party Group Meeting Presentation- Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies

Source/Sponsor: 
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Office of Science
Creator/Author: 
Geo-Marine Inc. (GMI)
Description: 

Presentation from November 2007 Interested Party Group Meeting on Ecological Baseline Studies.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2007
6 MB
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Presentation
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Habitat Classification Feasibility Study for Coastal and Marine Environments in Massachusetts

Source/Sponsor: 
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Description: 

Identifies appropriate habitat classification approaches for Massachusetts and evaluates the feasibility of applying the habitat classification approaches to the coastal and marine environments in Massachusetts.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
1 MB
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Determining Night-Time Distribution of Long-Tailed Ducks Using Satellite Telemetry

Source/Sponsor: 
US Minerals Management Service (MMS)
Creator/Author: 
Massachusetts Audubon Society; US Geological Survey (USGS)
Description: 

The study investigated the nighttime roosting locations of long-tailed ducks using satellite telemetry in and around Nantucket Sound offshore Massachusetts. The sample provided no direct evidence that long-tailed ducks used Horseshoe Shoal, the proposed location for the Cape Wind project, as a nightime roosting site.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
686 KB
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Delaware Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Offshore Wind Context Final Report

Source/Sponsor: 
University of Delaware (UDEL), Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration (CCPI)
Creator/Author: 
University of Delaware (UDEL), Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration (CCPI)
Description: 

The report synthesizes existing data and identifies data gaps-- in the areas of biological and geotechnical data, existing human uses and infrastructure-- to develop an initial framework for marine spatial planning (MSP). The report includes multi-layered maps that identify zones that should be excluded from offshore wind development and zones where offshore wind development is feasible based on available data.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2012
9 MB
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A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight-Cover, Front Matter, Table of Contents

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Creator/Author: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Description: 

Cover, front matter, and table of contents for assessment.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012
13 MB
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A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight- Executive Summary

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Creator/Author: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Description: 

The Executive Summary summarizes the goals and methods of the assessment, and the content of individual chapters.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012
328 KB
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A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight- Chapter 6: Predictive Modeling of Seabird Distribution Patterns in the New York Bight (Part 4)

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Creator/Author: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Description: 

Chapter 6 develops new maps of the seasonal and annual distributions of seabird species and species groups. These distributions were predicted based on statistical models fit to visual shipboard seabird observational data collected as part of a standardized survey program from 1980-1988. Models are developed for single species and for species groups, and then combined to produce モhotspotヤ maps depicting multi-species abundance and diversity patterns. Part 4 includes pages 139-148.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012
3 MB
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A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight- Chapter 6: Predictive Modeling of Seabird Distribution Patterns in the New York Bight (Part 3)

Source/Sponsor: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Creator/Author: 
New York State Department of State (DOS), Ocean and Great Lakes Program; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Description: 

Chapter 6 develops new maps of the seasonal and annual distributions of seabird species and species groups. These distributions were predicted based on statistical models fit to visual shipboard seabird observational data collected as part of a standardized survey program from 1980-1988. Models are developed for single species and for species groups, and then combined to produce モhotspotヤ maps depicting multi-species abundance and diversity patterns. Part 3 includes pages 129-138.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012
17 MB
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