Several shrimp boats lined up along a dock at sunrise.

Congratulations to our staff who helped support the Gulf of Mexico wind spatial modeling work! 

Through our contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, this team is helping to lay the groundwork for the new Wind Energy Spatial Modeling Program as offshore wind continues to gain momentum. Our team worked closely with the client, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Southern Shrimp Alliance (who represents the largest fishery in the Gulf of Mexico) to model and understand how offshore wind will affect fisheries. This project has been proven successful, and the framework is now being applied to four more regions, with additional models planned for the future.

The Southern Shrimp Alliance sent praise to the Administrator of NOAA and the Director of BOEM for our team’s attention to detail, responsiveness, innovative methods, and spatial modeling talents.

Great job, everyone!

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