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Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy

Federal Agency


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), and the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)


To improve the reliability of moorings for floating offshore wind and marine energy systems and reduce the noise associated with foundation installation of fixed-bottom offshore wind energy structures.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

More information forthcoming, but based on the notice of intent, institutions of higher education may be eligible applicants.

Decarbonization Considerations

This opporutnity will support responsible development of offshore renewable energy by funding research to reduce risk and improve environmental compatibility of U.S. offshore wind energy and marine energy deployments.

Equity Considerations

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected October 2023

Funding Available


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