Micrositing


The primary objective of micrositing, geophysical investigations, and geotechnical engineering is the characterization of the seafloor environment for turbine anchoring at the University of Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site in the Gulf of Maine. Activities will coordinate geologic and geotechnical engineering information with the metocean forces assessed in the Offshore Turbine Testing, Monitoring, and Reliability task and assist in design of efficient moorings and anchors for the floating offshore wind turbines under the Floating Turbines Design and Lab Testing task. An additional objective of this task is to provide site location documentation and address safety and navigation at the site once the turbines and moorings are installed.