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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Offshore Wind Hub Fixed 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, 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.

Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE) Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind United States of America

Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE) is a market intelligence company that hosts several subscription-based products related to the global offshore wind energy market and supply chain. Q FWE also hosts several resources that are freely available to the public, including a list of wind companies and their supply chain categories, the Q FWEconomics Calculator, and the Quest Offshore Wind Turbine Index.

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. 

Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape Marine Energy, Wind Energy 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.