The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Oregon (the State), led by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are committed to offshore wind energy planning with a data gathering process to inform potential leasing decisions. In partnership with the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, BOEM and DLCD developed the Data Gathering and Engagement Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Oregon, which outlines the activities BOEM and the State will conduct to gather information to inform the Task Force and offshore wind energy leasing decisions. For more information, visit https://www.boem.gov/Oregon
The DLCD, in partnership with BOEM, has developed Oregon Offshore Wind Mapping Tool (OROWindMap) within the West Coast Ocean Data Portal to provide public access to the best available data throughout the planning process. This planning tool accesses relevant datasets and provides visualization capabilities to inform the planning process for offshore wind energy leasing in federal waters offshore Oregon. The inclusion of new data sets will help inform the public, the State, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management during the planning process.