Section 1346 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) mandates the conduct of environmental and socioeconomic studies.
This Program Announcement describes one specific project that may be awarded to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center, premised on receipt of an acceptable
The total amount of funding available for the MA CEC is not to exceed $500,00 0. Work performance under this award must start before September 30, 2017, and the proposed work must be completed no later than 2 years from the start date.
This announcement is specifically to announce intent to undertake the following topic:Aerial surveys of large pelagic animals including marine mammals and sea turtles in wind energy areas offshore Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Surveys of oceanographic conditions are included in the scope of work being solicited.