Wind energy has experienced dramatic growth over the past decade. A small fraction of this growth has occurred offshore, but as the best wind resources become developed onshore, there is increasing interest in the development of offshore winds. Like any form of power production, offshore wind energy has both positive and negative impacts. The potential… (More)
Over the past several decades, various methods have been proposed to evaluate drilling cost and complexity, but because of the large number of factors and events that impact drilling performance, predictive models are difficult to construct. Quantifying well costs and complexity is challenging, due either to restrictions on data collection and availability,… (More)
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We develop a methodology to estimate the potential economic benefits from new investments in regional coastal ocean observing systems in US waters, and apply this methodology to generate preliminary estimates of such benefits. The approach focuses on potential economic benefits from coastal ocean observing information within ten geographic regions… (More)