Since 2001, RPI has been under contract with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, BOEM (formerly Minerals Management Service, MMS) providing technical expertise in areas from OCS sand mining/management to renewable energy, to archaeological resources. RPI has prepared a wide range of reports on different areas, including:

  • White Paper on¬†Effects Matrix for Evaluating Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Development on U.S. Atlantic Coastal Habitats. 2017
  • Environmental Risks, Fate and Effects of Chemicals Associated with Wind Turbines on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. 2013
  • Review of Biological and Biophysical Impacts from Dredging and Use of Offshore Sand. 2013
  • South Atlantic Information Resources: Data Search and Literature Synthesis. 2012
  • Worldwide Synthesis and Analysis of Existing Information Regarding Environmental Effects of Alternative Energy Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf. 2007
  • Workshop to Identify Alternative Energy Environmental Information Needs: Workshop Summary. 2007
  • Critical Technical Review and Evaluation of Site-Specific Studies Techniques for the MMS Marine Minerals Program. 2007
  • Review of the State-Of-The-Art on Modeling Interactions between Spilled Oil and Shorelines for the Development of Algorithms for Oil Spill Risk Analysis Modeling. 2007
  • Review of Existing and Emerging Environmentally Friendly Offshore Dredging Technologies. 2004
  • Archaeological Damage from Offshore Dredging:¬† Recommendations for Pre-Operational Surveys and Mitigation During Dredging to Avoid Adverse Impacts. 2004
  • Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Classification of the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea. 2002
  • Development and Design of Biological and Physical Monitoring Protocols to Evaluate the Long-term Impacts of Offshore Dredging Operations on the Marine Environment. 2001
  • Examination of Regional Management Strategies for Federal Offshore Borrow Areas along the United States East and Gulf of Mexico Coasts. 2001