Beginning the second half September, Atlantic Shores will mobilize the 278-foot survey vessel Geosea within our lease area, located 8-20 miles off the New Jersey coast between Barnegat Light and Sea Isle City. Weather permitting, survey operations will be conducted 24/7 and are expected to conclude around October 6, 2019.
The 2019 survey activities are a critical first step in understanding and characterizing the seabed conditions within Atlantic Shores’ 183,000-acre Lease Area. The data obtained from this survey effort will provide important seabed conditions and marine habitat data that will help inform future project siting and engineering activities.
Data collected during this survey effort will also support the selection of locations for the deployment data collection two buoys within the Lease Area. The data collection buoys, which will be placed within Lease Area in the spring of 2020 will help us measure wind, ocean and weather conditions in order to inform the best development strategy for future turbines. We look forward to consulting with the maritime community as we continue to plan the wind farm’s design and installation. Planned buoy locations will be communicated to all mariners once determined.
Kevin is the owner of the Dana Christine, a fishing vessel he operates out of Barnegat Light, and a member of the Garden State Seafood Association. As a third-generation resident of Long Beach Island who’s been fishing full-time for 39 years, he understands both the commercial and recreational fishing industry in New Jersey. Kevin’s job as the Atlantic Shores Fisheries Liaison Officer is to bring fishermen’s voices to Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind as a developer, so that we can work together to find the right balance in the shared use of our ocean and collaborate for the betterment of both our industries. He is here to listen to fishermen of all sectors and welcomes your questions, concerns and ideas. If you don’t see him around Ocean County, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org | 609-290-8577