[MARMAM] Release of Offshore Wind Passive Acoustic Monitoring Guidelines

Jaclyn Daly - NOAA Federal jaclyn.daly at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 12 06:34:13 PST 2021

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have
developed new passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) guidelines designed to help
safeguard marine resources as offshore wind energy development expands in
U.S. waters. The framework provides holistic recommendations for offshore
wind stakeholders nationwide to effectively monitor and reduce the impact
of wind energy projects on marine animals using PAM. The recommendations
cover six components: species of interest; system type; recording
technology; study design; system and data analysis requirements; and data
archiving, reporting, and visualization. In addition to broad national
recommendations, the publication includes supplements featuring example
uses of the framework tailored to understanding and minimizing the impacts
of offshore wind development in U.S. waters on endangered whales and other
marine mammals.The open-access paper was published in Frontiers of Marine
Science on October 27, 2021:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.760840/full.  The
corresponding NOAA Fisheries webstory can be found at

Jaclyn Daly-Fuchs

Fishery Biologist

MMPA Incidental Take Program

National Marine Fisheries Service

Office of Protected Resources

East-West Highway

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

phone: 301-427-8438
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