Resources & Documents

Check in periodically for project updates related to upcoming and prior events, presentations and publications. Documents will be available for download including: presentations, reports and white papers, articles, and so on. Links to other valuable resources are provided too.

Project Resources

Report: Metocean Data Needs Assessment for US Offshore Wind Energy. Prepared by AWS Truepower, January 2015.

Report: Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety, and Operation Standards. Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and AWS Truepower, January 2014.

Report: The Need for Expanded Meteorological and Oceanographic Data to Support Resource Characterization and Design Condition Definition for Offshore Wind Power Projects in the United States. Prepared by the American Meteorological Society, Offshore Wind Energy Committee, May 2013.

Report: Inventory of Met-Ocean Data Sources for the United States. Prepared for DOE by AWS Truepower, September 2012.

White Paper: The Need for Improved Met-Ocean Data to Facilitate Offshore Renewable Energy Development, by B. Bailey, M. Filippelli and M. Baker, 2012. Submitted to the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to support strategy development for the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

Conference Presentation: The Role of Public-Private-Academic Collaboration to Prioritize Met-Ocean Data Needs for Offshore Wind Energy, presented by B. Bailey at AWEA’s Windpower 2012 Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 2012.

Other Resources

Offshore Resource Assessment and Design Conditions Public Meeting: Summary Report, September 2011.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind and Water Power Program hosted a public meeting in June 2011 that focused on the critical meteorological and oceanographic measurements and data needed for successful deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies, including wind and marine and hydrokinetic. The objective was to develop a tactical plan to guide future program investments in filling possible information gaps. This report was prepared by Energetics on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Other information about offshore energy resource assessment and characterization can be accessed from the following DOE link:


Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection Workshop (SECWC)

The Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition (SECWC) recently hosted a Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection Workshop in Charlotte, NC. Many key industry stakeholders participated in this collaborative discussion on resource assessment and research efforts related to coastal and offshore wind energy.

Offshore Wind Energy Standards and Guidelines: Metocean-Sensitive Aspects of Design and Operations in the United States

The Workshop on Offshore Wind Energy Standards and Guidelines: Metocean-Sensitive Aspects of Design and Operations in the United States was recently held in Arlington, VA. The workshop was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as part of an interagency campaign to address offshore energy resource assessment, design condition definition, and operational industry needs. The overarching goal of the program — to mitigate or eliminate data-related offshore wind technical/market barriers — can be achieved in part through continued development of an infrastructure for sustainable public-private, multi-stakeholder collaboration. The workshop was intended to bring together a cross-section of stakeholders in the offshore energy community to continue gathering information and working toward consensus on defining relevant metocean parameters, gap-filling activities, acceptable modeling approaches, and design standards.

The presentations from the two-day workshop are available for download below. A few additional workshop presentations will be added soon, so please check periodically for updates:

Introduction Wind Standards - Background and Current Status Overview of Offshore Wind Design Standards Part I - Regulatory Perspective Overview of Offshore Wind Design Standards Part II - Certification Body Perspective Overview of Offshore Wind Design Standards Part III - Standards Development Perspective Floating Wind Turbine Standards Clarifying Design/Certification Requirements Set-up Talk for Subsequent Sessions on Metocean Issues Hurricanes, Typhoons and other Tropical Cyclones Hurricane Design in the Standards Non-Hurricane Metocean Design Conditions Industry Experience