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  • Added 12 Sep 2016

UNC Energy Services Coastal Wind: Energy for North Carolina's Future. A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters off the North Carolina Coast.

Harvey E Seim, Professor 3117G Venable Hall, CB#3300 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 Phone: (919) 962-2083 Fax: (919) 962-1254 Email:

This layer is a component of North Carolina Offshore Renewable Energy Planning.

A task force of officials from state, local, and federal government agencies was convened by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to discuss the designation of wind energy areas in federal waters off the coast of North Carolina. The task force helps minimize the potential for significant conflicts with offshore wind farm construction and operations. Information needs include data on existing ocean uses like military operation areas, marine transportation and navigation, important fishing areas, sensitive habitat, and viewsheds., a joint BOEM and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration initiative providing authoritative data to meet the needs of the offshore energy and marine planning communities, worked with the North Carolina Task Force to develop this map, which includes many of the data layers being used in their decision-making process.
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Technical Details

Layer ID 20711
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 14
Attributes Type
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS)


Added 12 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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