Databases Related to Marine and Wind Energy and the Environment

The list below compiles and provides access to external databases. While the respective scopes of each of the databases are varied, all convey information relevant to wind and marine renewable energy and the environment. The list of databases is not exhaustive and will be updated as needed. If you have comments on incorrect or missing material, please email tethys@pnnl.gov.

Title Technology Country Description
4C Offshore Wind Database Fixed Offshore Wind International

4C Offshore is an independent marine consultancy and market research organization that hosts an international offshore wind farm database. The database contains project details for over 1,800 offshore wind projects in over 52 countries, including location, timeline, and ownership, as well as the specific turbine, transmission, and vessel technologies deployed. Additionally, the database contains an interactive map that allows users to search for different offshore wind farms, proposed projects, major ports, wind speed, water depth, and more. 

American Wind-Wildlife Documents Library Wind Energy United States of America

The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) is an independent nonprofit that conducts and supports scientific research to better understand wind energy's risks to wildlife and develop solutions to avoid, minimize, and offset those impacts. The American Wind-Wildlife Documents Library includes peer-reviewed wind-wildlife research, published articles and reports, and publicly available but un-published reports prepared for wind energy facilities in North America (both before and after construction). 

Atlantic Offshore Seabird Dataset Catalog Fixed Offshore Wind United States of America

The Atlantic Offshore Seabird Dataset Catalog, a product of collaboration between several bureaus within the U.S. Department of Interior, contains historical and contemporary datasets on survey effort and bird observations along the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The full archive contains over 70 datasets and each observation record includes a point location, date, and time, as well as a species and observation count.

Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) Marine Energy, Wind Energy Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) is a spatial data platform for the Australian energy industry. The AREMI website provides access to renewable energy and general information which has been provided by various third party data custodians. AREMI is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed by Data61 in partnership with Geoscience Australia and the Clean Energy Council. 

Belgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC) Belgium

The Belgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC) at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is a National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) dedicated to the professional processing and long-term storage of marine environmental and fisheries data and production of data products. The primary objective of BMDC is the safeguarding and the effective management of oceanographic data and information including acquiring, formatting, quality controlling, cataloguing, archiving, disseminating, and exchanging of marine data and information.

Biofouling Database Marine Energy, Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind International

As part of the OCEANIC Project, the European Biofouling Database is a specific output which aims to provide developers, operators, and regulators a quick overview of geographical biofouling distribution facilitating informed decisions. The database provides information on the organisms’ occurrence and key biofouling parameters to the MRE sector, aiming to inform developers planning their projects. The database is updated frequently and a final version can be requested via a form on the website.

California Offshore Wind Energy Gateway Fixed Offshore Wind United States of America

The Offshore Renewable Wind Energy Gateway assembles geospatial information on ocean wind resources, ecological and natural resources, ocean commercial and recreational uses, and community values. Data Basin hosts the gateway on their mapping and analysis platform in support of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. The information is intended to help identify areas off of California that are potentially suitable for wind energy generation.

Data Basin Marine Energy, Wind Energy International

Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. The core of Data Basin is free and provides open access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socio-economic datasets on specific topics, geographies, and projects. Data Basin's Gateways include a subset of the data available on Data Basin and showcase spatial information for a particular project or organization. 

EMODnet Marine Energy, Wind Energy International

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a consortium of organizations assembling European marine data, data products, and metadata from diverse sources. The data portals within EMODnet provide access to information such as the spatial extent of a series of activities related to the sea, their temporal variation, and attributes to indicate the intensity of each activity. Additionally, Human Activities portal's interactive map enables users to locate marine renewable energy facilities and offshore wind farms at various stages of development throughout Europe. 

Energy Marine Map (EMMap) Marine Energy Chile

The Energy Marine Map (EMMap) is an interactive tool, developed by the Marine Energy Research & Innovation Center (MERIC), which aims to unify in a single platform information from different sources, considered to be relevant for marine renewable energy development in Chile. All information on EMMap is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons.

Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) Marine Energy, Wind Energy United States of America

The Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) presents information about ongoing and completed Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) environmental studies. Study information includes downloadable electronic documents of study profiles, technical summaries, and final reports, and links to associated publications and digital data.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) eLibrary Marine Energy United States of America

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) eLibrary maintains a record of all permit-related documents for sites under their jurisdiction, which includes all U.S. MHK projects. Users can conduct general searches or enter a specific docket number to search through the eLibrary. Note the eLibrary contains MHK filings, as well as conventional hydrokinetic project filings.

Global Renewable Infrastructure Project (GRIP) Database Fixed Offshore Wind International

The Global Renewable Infrastructure Project (GRIP) Database is a dynamic tool that provides access to strategic information on the global renewable energy market, across a range of technologies. At present the service is available for offshore wind projects only–but other technologies will be added soon. The system is updated daily by the market intelligence team at Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), empowering users to efficiently keep up to date with the accelerating development of the offshore wind industry across the world. Data access may require a subscription.

Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database Marine Energy United States of America

The U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database, hosted on OpenEI, couples a map-based viewer with a list of hydrodynamic testing facilities to provide data on a range of testing capabilities and services available at commercial, academic, and government facilities, as well as offshore berths, within the United States.

MARENDATA Marine Energy International

MARENDATA (formerly the SOWFIA Data Management Platform) is an interactive tool designed to present wave energy and related information. MARENDATA can be used to find detailed information on a particular project, test site, or to view data regarding one or more environmental parameters. The original platform was migrated to this new version in the context of two ongoing projects: SeaWAVE and WESE. The data sets made available on the SOWFIA Data Management Platform will continue to be freely accessible. New data sets are being gathered by partners of SeaWAVE and WESE.

Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR) Marine Energy United States of America

The Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR), hosted on OpenEI, is the repository for all data collected using funds from the Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It contains data on MHK devices, testing, resource and environmental impact assessments, cost analyses, and more. MHKDR is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.

Marine Cadastre Marine Energy, Wind Energy United States of America

Marine Cadastre is an integrated marine information system that provides data, tools, and technical support for ocean and Great Lakes planning. Developed through a partnership between the U.S.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Marine Cadastre provides information regarding biologically important areas; maritime boundaries; offshore wind technology depth zones; offshore tidal stream, wave, and wind resource potentials; and more. 

Marine Data Exchange Marine Energy, Wind Energy United Kingdom

The Marine Data Exchange is a system that The Crown Estate has developed to store, manage, and disseminate offshore survey data and project reports provided by their offshore renewable and marine aggregates customers. 

Marine Energy Atlas Marine Energy United States of America

Marine Energy Atlas is an interactive mapping tool developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that maps US wave, tidal, riverine current, ocean current, and ocean thermal resources. It supports everything from project siting to device design through high-resolution and spatially comprehensive data sets. Marine Energy Atlas is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.

Marine Energy Projects Database Marine Energy International

The U.S. Department of Energy's Marine Energy Projects Database, hosted on OpenEI, provides up-to-date information on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy, both in the U.S. and around the world. The database includes wave, tidal, current, and ocean thermal energy, and contains information on the various energy conversion technologies, companies active in the field, and development of projects in the water. The Marine Energy Projects Database is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.

MarinEARS (Marine Explorer and Registry of Sound) Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Germany

MarinEARS (Marine Explorer and Registry of Sound) is a scientific platform for monitoring and assessment of underwater noise effects from offshore wind energy and was established in 2016 by Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). MarinEARS offers publicly accessible general and technical information on underwater noise events including their location, date and duration. Additionally, it provides information on sound pressure levels as well as on the application of noise abatement systems.

MEDIN Portal United Kingdom

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) promotes sharing of, and improved access to, these data. It is an open partnership and its partners represent government departments, research institutions, and private companies. The MEDIN portal is a map-based portal that contains information about nearly 15,000 marine datasets from over 400 UK organizations.

MHKTech Papers Blog Marine Energy United States of America

MHKTech Papers Blog aggregates technical papers related to the development of marine and hydrokinetic technologies and focused on technology development, economics, and resource assessment. 

MRE Software Marine Energy United States of America

MRE Software is a collection of software relevant to marine energy development that is organized into the PRIMRE Code Catalog, a searchable online discovery platform for open-source and commercial software, and the MRE Code Hub, a collection of open-source software for simulating devices, and processing and analyzing data. MRE Software is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.

Northeast Ocean Data Portal Fixed Offshore Wind United States of America

The Northeast Ocean Data Portal is a centralized, peer-reviewed source of data and interactive maps of the ocean ecosystem and ocean-related human activities in the northeastern United States. The Portal facilitates decision-making by a broad range of government agencies, industries, academic entities, and individuals, and is used to inform ocean planning, offshore wind development, fisheries management, and other applications.