The purpose of the RFI is to solicit input from industry, academia, government agencies and the public on research needs regarding environmental impacts of offshore wind energy development in U.S. waters and related monitoring and potential mitigation technology.

EERE seeks input to fill high-priority knowledge gaps that are central to evaluating the environmental impacts of offshore wind and enabling the siting and permitting of projects across a range of temporal and geographic scales.

The project is looking for ways of on the improvement and validation of monitoring and mitigation technologies and methods, and assessments of their costs and effectiveness, as well as validation of predictive impact models to improve environmental assessments, point to cost-effective solutions, and minimize monitoring costs for future projects.

According to EERE, the request is only for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), and applications are not being accepted.