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

Title Technology Country Description
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.

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. 

Environmental Studies Program (ESP) Hub Marine Energy, Wind Energy United States of America

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)'s Environmental Studies Program (ESP) Hub is an online platform that aims to improve public access to BOEM’s collection of ocean science research. The ESP Hub replaces the previous geoESPIS search tool, ushering in a completely new paradigm for scientific information discovery. Its intuitive user interface and well-organized theme pages significantly improve accessibility to ESP studies.

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.

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.

Joint Cetacean Data Programme (JCDP) Data Portal Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind United Kingdom

The Joint Cetacean Data Programme (JCDP) provides a platform and set of resources to support the collection and utilisation of standardised cetacean survey data, which may support the development the offshore wind industry by providing and / or hosting marine mammal survey data. The JCDP Data Portal enables data providers to upload cetacean survey data directly and data users to explore and download datasets. The Data Portal comprises the database, with map and dashboard for data visualisation. The data portal is part of the The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) biodiversity data centre, hosted and managed by ICES. The platform is managed by an ICES Working Group. JNCC currently host the information hub and chair the governance group, and ICES host the data portal.

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.

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.

MORE-EST Marine Energy, Wave, Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Italy

RES is a web platform that supports maritime stakeholders in the exploitation of wave energy resource. The tool provides the wave information for the period 2010 to 2019 and the power matrix of different WECs. The user can identify the best location for the wave energy assessment and obtain the time series of the main synthetic parameters in addition to several statistical analyses. For the European Sea, different constraints are shown, such as military areas, installed offshore structures, protected locations and the main vessel route.

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 Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment (NRHA) United States of America

This application shares products from the Northeast Regional Marine Fish Habitat Assessment (NRHA) and provides tools to explore fish habitat data, with an emphasis on habitat use at different regional scales and by diverse fish and shellfish species in the Northeast.

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).

Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) International

 The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global aquatic animal tracking, data management, and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Canada. OTN and its partners are using electronic tags to track many keystone, commercially important, and endangered species at an international scale, across all ocean regions. As a global animal movement data repository, OTNDC has as its mission the collection, aggregation, cross-referencing, preservation, and dissemination (both public and private) of aquatic telemetry data on behalf of the global network, and in collaboration with sibling aquatic telemetry data centres situated regionally. Furthermore, OTNDC is mandated to inform global biogeographical information systems, such as OBIS, with aquatic animal tracking data as it is eventually made publicly accessible under the terms of the OTN Data Policy.

OpenEI Marine Energy, Wind Energy United States of America

OpenEI is an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative. In wiki format, OpenEI hosts a collection of content and data on a wide variety of topics from renewable energy resources and technologies, policy and regulations, and analyzed and raw data.

RESCORE Marine Energy, Wind Energy France

France Energies Marines launched the RESCORE project in 2020. The online resource tool provided access to relevant information and other assets deemed valuable for the development of the offshore renewable energy (ORE) sector in France. The RESCORE tool focuses on the results of the R&D projects of the France Energies Marines institute, but will gradually welcome data from other ORE players in order to become a single point of access that will allow the good development of the sector.

REsource Marine Energy, Wind Energy 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. 

SanctSound Data Portal United States of America

To better understand underwater sound within National Marine Sanctuaries, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy co-led the Sanctuary Soundscape Monitoring Project, SanctSound. SanctSound has collected close to 300 terabytes of data, which is available in the National Centers for Environmental Information repository. The SanctSound interactive data portal allows users to explore the processed data, which includes detections of specific sounds, such as humpback whale song and red grouper fish calls, and sound level metrics that characterize the overall soundscape.