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 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 (General) 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 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 (General), Wind Energy (General) 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.

California Offshore Wind Energy Gateway 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 (General), Wind Energy (General) 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. 

Energy Marine Map (EMMap) Marine Energy (General) 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.

EMODnet Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) 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. 

Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) 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 (General) 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 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 (General) 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.

Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database Marine Energy (General) International

The U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology 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.

Marine Cadastre Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) 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 Offshore Wind 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. 

MHKTech Papers Blog Marine Energy (General) 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. 

Northeast Ocean Data Portal 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. 

OBIS-SEAMAP International

Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP) is a spatially referenced online database, aggregating marine mammal, seabird, and sea turtle observation data from across the globe. OBIS-SEAMAP is hosted at Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. The OBIS-SEAMAP project is a node of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS).

Offshore Wind Hub Offshore Wind United States of America

The Offshore Wind Hub collects all major reports, laws, environmental assessments, and other documents related to offshore wind policy, technology, economics, and siting in the Atlantic Coast states. The listings are currently up to date for most Atlantic Coast states from Maine to Georgia, while listings for other states and the federal government will be added over time. 

OpenEI Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) United States of America

OpenEI is a crowd-sourced database, in wiki format, that hosts a collection of content and data provided by contributors ranging from experts to enthusiasts. There are currently over 200,000 pages on OpenEI containing a wide variety of topics from renewable energy resources and technologies, policy and regulations, and analyzed and raw data. 

REsource Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) International

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. IRENA's REsource portal enables users to search for renewable energy information, publications, and data and statistics by energy source, country, or technology. 

The Wind Power Wind Energy (General) International

The Wind Power is a worldwide database containing data and reports related to wind farms, turbines, manufacturers, developers, and operators. The database provides access to information on over 19,000 wind farms and over 650 offshore projects. 

SOWFIA Data Management Platform (DMP) Marine Energy (General) International

The Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment (SOWFIA) Project aims to achieve the sharing and consolidation of pan-European experience of consenting processes and environmental and socio-economic impact assessment best practices for offshore wave energy conversion developments. The SOWFIA Data Management Platform (DMP) is an interactive tool designed to present wave energy and IA related information. The DMP can be used to find detailed information on a particular project, test site, or to view data regarding one or more environmental parameters. 

Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) United Kingdom

The Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape is an interactive web tool that allows you to explore the latest information, research and technical challenges across the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors. With information drawn from across academia, industry and policy makers, the tool is intended to provide an open and easily accessible data source of current research within offshore renewable energy which can be used by a range of stakeholders.

UKSeaMap 2010 Interactive Map United Kingdom

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee's (JNCC) UKSeaMap 2010 Project produced a seabed habitat map for the UK marine area. The interactive mapping portal contains a broadscale predicted seabed habitat map based on the European Nature Information System (EUNIS) habitat classifications, an updated map of coastal physiographic features, and the data used in the modelling process.

UK Marine Energy Database (UKMED) Marine Energy (General) United Kingdom

RenewableUK's UK Marine Energy Database (UKMED) is a growing map and database of wave and tidal sites in the UK. The interactive map enables users to view project details including technology type, ownership, and project status.

UK Wind Energy Database (UKWED) Wind Energy (General) United Kingdom

RenewableUK's UK Wind Energy Database (UKWED) contains useful information and data about onshore and offshore wind projects in the UK. An advanced search and interactive map is available for RenewableUK Members, as well as a project intelligence hub that hosts information on contracts, project ownership, generator type, and news relating to onshore and offshore projects. 

US Wind Turbine Database Wind Energy (General) United States of America

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The database currently includes data on over 58,000 turbines covering 43 states (plus Guam and Puerto Rico). 

Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) Marine Energy (General) United Kingdom

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) is an open access database that contains reports, datasets, and project data related to environmental impacts and consents, grid connections, health and safety, and more. 

West Coast Ocean Data Portal United States of America

The West Coast Ocean Data Portal is a project of the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health to increase discovery and connectivity of ocean and coastal data and people to better inform regional resource management, policy development, and ocean planning. The Portal informs priority West Coast ocean issues such as tracking sources and patterns of marine debris, adaptation to sea-level rise, understanding impacts of ocean acidification on our coasts, and marine planning.