- Published: 12 April 2021 12 April 2021
NOAA has announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ørsted Wind Power North America to share physical and biological data in Ørsted-leased waters subject to US jurisdiction.
NOAA anticipates that Ørsted’s data will fill gaps in ocean science areas, particularly in ocean mapping and observing, to help meet NOAA missions related to climate adaptation and mitigation, weather-readiness, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies. The physical and biological information data fall under the following themes:
- Air quality, water quality, and emissions;
- Biological communities;
- Coastal and ocean currents, circulation, and waves;
- Hydrographic services and mapping; and,
- Physical oceanography
As part of the agreement, NOAA will also share its publicly available data with Ørsted.