BOEM and MassCEC Release Marine Wildlife Survey Results to Guide Offshore Wind Development
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announce the results of two new multi-year marine wildlife survey efforts that focus on collecting baseline biological occurrence and distribution data for whale, turtle, and bird species within the Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The wildlife surveys found that the Massachusetts and Rhode Island WEAs avoid the high concentrations of protected species of whales, turtles and seabirds in these areas.
To view the final reports:
- Northeast Large Pelagic Survey Collaborative Aerial and Acoustic Surveys for Large Whales and Sea Turtles
- Abundance and Distribution of Seabirds off Southeastern Massachusetts, 2011-2015
BOEM 10-25-16 Contact: Tracey Moriarty 703-787-1571 10/25/16 jat
Take the Housing Survey
The All-Island Planning Board wants to hear from you. Every Planning Board on the Island is in the process of developing Housing Production Plans. To create plans which reflect the needs and concerns of the residents, the Planning Boards would benefit from your direct feedback.
- Click here to take The Housing Survey
- See below for public meeting dates
- Click here to learn more about the Housing Production Plans
Map of the Month-ish
These two maps display traffic crash data from 2012 thru 2014. This is the latest data available from MassDOT at this time. While the down-Island inset maps show the individual crash sites, the Island-wide view clusters the data together for every 75m. Crashes are reported by the Town's Police Department to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. MassDOT then receives this data and geo-locates each crash. Data ommissions do exist on these maps since report submission varies by Police Department and MassDOT is unable to geo-locate all crashes due to insufficient location information.
To peruse other maps, visit our Map Library.
Injuries from Traffic Crashes
Transportation Plans Available
The Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee has recently adopted a new Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). These documents outline the Island's goals, budgets and projects regarding transportation for the next four years.
For further information, go to this web page and/or contact Priscilla Leclerc, MVC Senior Transportation Planner leclerc [at] mvcommission.org