New York's Coastal Environment Completed Studies

NYSERDA Environmental Research Program Plan: Marine Wind and Wildlife Final Report: This research plan was developed with input from State and federal regulators, academia, nonprofit organizations, industry, and other stakeholders. It identifies environmental information gaps and research needs for marine wind energy development offshore of New York State. Specifically, the aim of this report is to identify immediate information needs, and ensure that offshore research and monitoring efforts are orchestrated to address the data gaps of greatest need for New York State at this time.

Summary of Physical and Environmental Qualities for the Proposed Long Island: This report presents a summary of the results of four pre- development assessment studies of physical and environmental qualities that may impact development of a proposed 700 MW offshore wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately 14 nautical miles (16 statute miles) southeast of Rockaway Peninsula, Long Island.

Pre-Development Assessment of Geophysical Qualities: This report presents a summary of the results of four pre-development assessment studies of physical and environmental qualities that may impact development of a proposed 700 MW offshore wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately 14 nautical miles (16 statute miles) southeast of Rockaway Peninsula, Long Island.

Pre-Development Assessment of Meteorological and Oceanographic Conditions: This report presents the results of a pre-development assessment study of the wind, wave and ocean current environment in the vicinity of a proposed 700 MW offshore wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately 14 nautical miles (16 statute miles) southeast of Rockaway Peninsula, Long Island

Pre-Development Assessment of Natural Resources: This report presents the results of a pre-development assessment study of the natural resources in the vicinity of a proposed 700 MW offshore wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately 14 nautical miles (16 statute miles) southeast of Rockaway Peninsula, Long Island.

Pre-Development Assessment of Avian Species: This report presents the results of a pre-development assessment study of bird use in the vicinity of, and potential bird impacts from, a proposed offshore wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Rockaway Peninsula, Long Island.