Ørsted and NOAA ink offshore wind data sharing agreement
Ørsted has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with NOAA to share physical and biological information and data in Ørsted-leased waters offshore the United States.
Sharing of the data and information resources will be used to plan and ensure the effective deployment, sustainable operation and maintenance, and the efficient use of weather-dependent and oceanic renewable energy technologies and infrastructure.
The agreement is the first of its kind between an offshore wind developer and NOAA.
The physical and biological information data includes air quality, water quality, emissions, biological communities, meteorology, as well as physical oceanography.
The focus is also on coastal and ocean currents, circulation and waves, and hydrographic services and mapping.
In addition to direct data share, Ørsted will identify further opportunities with NOAA’s Technology Partnership Office to foster preeminent science and technological innovation that can support NOAA and the Department of Commerce’s goals to stimulate sustainable growth in the U.S. blue economy.
The MOA will run through 30 September 2025.
“Ørsted believes in making a concerted effort to work with all stakeholders to grow key learnings and work from a complete data set to better protect our planet,” said David Hardy, CEO Ørsted Offshore North America.
“Climate change is a reality, and we are proud to work with NOAA to provide crucial information and to demonstrate how our industry can be stewards of our oceans while providing American individuals and businesses with clean, renewable energy.”