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Rutgers and Atlantic Shores Deploy Wind Lidar

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) and the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS) has collaborated with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to install a wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument alongside the causeway leading to RUMFS in Tuckerton, NJ. This fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and operated by Atlantic Shores, will provide observations of the wind profile up to several hundred feet in a location directly on the land/sea boundary. The system is expected to be in place for at least the next several years, and will provide vital information on the wind conditions in the area, particularly during sea breezes and coastal storms. RUCOOL and Atlantic Shores are collaborating on future research initiatives using this and other data.

More information on Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, which is a 50:50 partnership between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US LLC, is available on their website at