Apr 06, 2016 · Offshore wind does not interfere with land use. Offshore wind could benefit a marine ecosystem in which it is constructed. Some studies suggest that offshore wind farms protect sea life by restricting access to certain waters and increasing artificial habitats. A wind project in the North Sea near Denmark. Source: Siemens AG 2009 (NREL) Cons The WIND Institute serves as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. The WIND Institute plays a coordinating role within the region’s burgeoning offshore wind industry and creates new opportunities for New Jersey ... The NOEP offshore renewable energy database has been completely updated with projects in the U.S. and Europe. A new database search facility has been produced to help in locating projects by generation type (wind or titdal-current), development stage, current or projected capacity, or country and region. This update draws data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) internal offshore wind database, which is built on internal research and a wide variety of data sources, including peer -reviewed literature, press releases, industry news reports, manufacturer specification sheets, and global offshore wind project announcements.