- NABat Coordination Team
January 2023 Newsletter
New website for the Southeast BatHub
The Southeast Bat Hub website is live! Check it out at https://www.sebathub.org. You can take part in the discussion forum by asking for and receiving help with NABat and other bat monitoring topics. Be sure to check out some of the automation tools and scripts the hub has created. Stay tuned as the hub will be adding and updating content regularly.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of California Offshore Wind Energy Auction – U.S. Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior recently announced results from BOEM’s wind energy auction for five leases offshore California. The lease sale represents the third major offshore wind lease sale this year and the first ever for the Pacific region. The sale drew competitive high bids from 5 companies totaling $757.1 million, well exceeding the first lease sales that were held in the Atlantic. The interest and success of the sale represents a significant milestone toward achieving President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030 and 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by 2035. The leased areas have the potential to produce over 4.6 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power over 1.5 million homes.
Read the full announcement here!
Does NABat have set data submission deadlines?
NABat appreciates all the data that gets submitted. We occasionally have data calls so partners know when our statisticians are getting ready to compile data for updating analyses.