NEPA Analysis of the Mobile Ocean Test Berth
Service: Energy and Infrastructure
AMS provided marine habitat, biota, and fisheries expertise in assessing the potential impacts from a mobile ocean-testing berth operated by Oregon State University offshore Central Oregon for the Department of Energy (DOE). This floating facility will be used by wave energy conversion (WEC) developers to test and improve the efficiency and operational capability of current and future ocean energy technology. The testing facility is operated as part of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center located in Newport, Oregon.