This document provides guidance to offshore wind energy developers and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on best practices to reliably collect, analyze, and use site-specific metocean data.
The objectives of this guideline are to:
• Provide offshore wind energy stakeholders with comprehensive guidance on accepted and emerging metocean characterization techniques that deliver essential data parameters while meeting minimum quality standards and quantifying uncertainty.
• Elevate the industry’s practices to a range of peer-reviewed metocean characterization methods.
• Provide guidance to renewable energy developers and BOEM on best practices to reliably collect, analyze, and use that site-specific data when developing Facility Design Reports and Construction and Operations Plans, as required in the Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR 585.700 and 585.600, respectively.