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
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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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).

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. 

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.

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.