Mitigation Practices Database (MPD) Tool
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a Mitigation Practices Database (MPD) Tool for Offshore Wind (previously the Mitigation and Monitoring or MMP Tool) that is publicly available for use by environmental and fisheries stakeholders. It houses a searchable database of potential mitigation practices that may be relevant to avoiding, minimizing, offsetting and restoring potential effects of offshore wind energy development on wildlife, the environment, and fisheries.
The Tool is searchable by various categories, including species group, type of effect, offshore wind development phase, and implementation status (e.g., whether the mitigation measure has been tested or shown to be effective). This Tool does not prioritize or assess the value of individual or combined mitigation practices, and it does not consider site- and project-specific conditions that might affect how and whether certain mitigation practices may be practicably implemented.
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