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State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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DEDICATION

This project is dedicated to those who were injured or lost in the tragic accident during field activities:

Jacalyn Toth Brown
Juan Carlos Salinas
Stephen Claussen
John Ambroult

...as well as those who provided invaluable assistance, but are no longer with us:

Gail Carter
Don Byrne

"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live" - Robert F. Kennedy

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Office of Science would like to acknowledge all of the assistance provided by the members of the Technical Review Committee (TRC) and Peer Review Group. Their guidance, expertise, and comment were critical in the planning and successful completion of this project. In addition, the contractor, Geo-Marine, Inc. and staff performed excellent work, ground (sea) breaking methods and analyses, and produced and exceptional report. This project was greatly enhanced by the tremendous efforts from all those involved.


RELATED SITES

Blue Ribbon Panel on Development of Wind Turbine Facilities in Coastal Waters

Final Report
Past Meetings
Executive Order #12
Press Release
FAQs
Background Information

For more information regarding this project, please contact Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D., Project Manager, Division of Science and Research, NJDEP.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division wind power imageof Science, Research & Technology (now the Division of Science and Research) 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.

Ocean/Wind Power Baseline Ecological Studies Data Downloads

FINAL REPORT
(Released on July 23, 2010)
Volume I: Overview, Summary, and Application
Volume II: Avian Studies
Volume III: Marine Mammal and Sea Turtles Studies
Volume IV: Fish and Fisheries Studies

QUARTERLY REPORTS

October-December 2009 | July-September 2009 | April-June 2009 | December 2008-March 2009
July-September 2008 | April-June 2008 | January-March 2008

INTERIM REPORT

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Baseline Studies
January – December 2008 Revised Interim Report

Part I - Report | Part II - Appendices

INTERESTED PARTY GROUP MEETING - JUNE 18, 2010 PRESENTATIONS

Meeting Agenda

Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies - Draft Final Report
Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D., Office of Science

Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies - Draft Final Results
GMI - Geo-Marine Inc.

INTERESTED PARTY GROUP MEETING - MARCH 5, 2009 PRESENTATIONS

Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies
Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D., DSRT

Presentation for the Interested Party Group Meeting

Dan L. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Project Manager, GMI
Chris R. Clark, Principal Investigator

INTERESTED PARTY GROUP MEETING - OCTOBER 30, 2008 PRESENTATIONS

Ocean/Wind Power Ecological Baseline Studies
Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D., DSRT

Presentation for the Interested Party Group Meeting

Dan L. Wilkinson, Ph.D., Project Manager, GMI
Chris R. Clark, Principal Investigator

INTERESTED PARTY GROUP MEETING, NOVEMBER 9, 2007 - PRESENTATIONS

Project Background, Objectives & Design
Gary A. Buchanan, Ph.D., DSRT

Study Overview and Components
GMI-Geo-Marine Inc.


PROJECT PROPOSAL & ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

Response to Bidders Questions (May 11, 2007)

Addendum (May 11, 2007)

Solicitation of Proposal (April 19, 2007)

Division of Science and Research
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director
Mailing Address:
Mail code 428-01, P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340