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The Regional Wildlife Science Collaborative for Offshore Wind (RWSC) was cooperatively established and is led by four Sectors—federal agencies, states, eNGOs, and the offshore wind industry.

The RWSC supports research and monitoring on wildlife and offshore wind by:

Science Plan

The development of the RWSC Science Plan is being guided by six taxa-based Subcommittees.


Marine Mammal Subcommittee releases best practices document

The RWSC Marine Mammal Subcommittee convened a small work group to develop data management and storage best practices for long-term and archival Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) data. This is a living document that will be updated by the Subcommittee as practices and technologies advance. The document is available for download as a pdf and to view as an interactive web page. The purpose of this document is to address the data collection, management, and storage phases of a long-term/archival PAM project to ensure that while numerous individual entities may be… [More]