Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies, January 2008 - December 2009


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Science, Research & Technology issued a Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP) in order to address the need for baseline ecological/natural resource data as recommended by the State of New Jersey Blue Ribbon Panel on Development of Wind Turbine Facilities in Coastal Waters. The objective of this study is to conduct baseline studies in waters off New Jersey’s coast to determine the current distribution and usage of this area by ecological resources. The scope of work includes the collection of data on the distribution, abundance and migratory patterns of avian, marine mammal, sea turtle and other species in the study area over an 24-month period.


Volume I: Overview, summary, and application - Volume II: Avian studies - Volume III: Marine mammal and sea turtle studies - Volume IV: Fish and fisheries studies.


New Jersey, Offshore wind power plants - Environmental aspects, Ecological assessment (Biology)