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BOEM’s New Director

Amanda Lefton will be the new director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Lefton most recently served as first assistant secretary for energy and the environment for New York, where she managed the state’s climate and energy portfolio. BOEM’s mission is to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and

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New Center for Marine Acoustics

The ocean is vast and full of sounds. Many are naturally occurring, while others are anthropogenic. When these anthropogenic sounds are unwanted, they are called noise.  The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages energy and mineral resource development on the Outer Continental Shelf subject to environmental safeguards, and noise is high on the list of issues to protect ocean life. BOEM has launched the Center for Marine Acoustics to further understanding of noise

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New Issue of BOEM Ocean Science

The latest edition of BOEM’s Ocean Science magazine focuses on acoustics research. It includes articles on technologies for passive acoustic monitoring; research to reduce impacts from seismic surveys and pile driving; marine life behavioral responses to noise; BOEM studies conducted through partnerships; and international collaboration.   Understanding and reducing the impacts of noise on marine life is important to BOEM in

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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discovered by BOEM in the course of underwater research and oil and gas exploration, these shipwrecks are important submerged cultural resources that provide a unique window into

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O&G Lease Sale Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78 million acres in federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 252, which offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, will be livestreamed to the public

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