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
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 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. 

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. 

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.

Telesto Marine Energy United States of America

Telesto provides information and guidance for testing, measurement, and data analysis for marine energy research, development, and demonstration. It also features the Testing Facilities Database, a collection of device testing facilities, and the Sensor and Instrumentation Database, a catalogued collection of sensors and instruments used by the marine energy industry. Telesto is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.

Tethys Engineering Marine Energy United States of America

Tethys Engineering is an online knowledge management system that provides access to information on the technical and engineering aspects of marine energy. Launched by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office, Tethys Engineering houses thousands of peer reviewed papers, technical reports, geospatial content, and other media, including a Photo Library. Tethys Engineering is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.    

The Wind Power Wind Energy 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. 

UK Marine Energy Database (UKMED) Marine Energy 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 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. 

UKDMOS United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Directory of Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS), is a unique internet-based searchable database of marine monitoring conducted by UK organizations. Aiming to fulfill the basic requirement to know where, when and what is being monitored in the marine environment around the UK and provide information to help coordinate monitoring across different organizations, UKDMOS is a tool for searching monitoring programs and series based on information such as the parameters measured or the frequency of measurements taken. UKDMOS is managed and updated by the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN).    

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.

US Wind Turbine Database Wind Energy, Land-Based Wind, Fixed Offshore Wind United States of America

The United States 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 creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Clean Power Association. The database is being continuously updated.

Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) Marine Energy 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.

Wind Data Hub Wind Energy United States of America

The Wind Data Hub also known as Data Archive and Portal (DAP) provides secure, timely, easy, and open access to all laboratory, field, and benchmark model data and offshore data produced by the projects funded by Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO).

WINDExchange Wind Energy, Land-Based Wind, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind United States of America

WINDExchange is an online platform that aims to enable well-informed decisions about the appropriate development of wind energy. WindExchange focuses on the dissemination of quality and unbiased information to the public, communities, businesses, organizations, and state and local governments about wind technology as a viable renewable energy option. WINDExchange is supported by the Wind Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy and facilitated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory