BOEM commissioned a visibility study that was conducted for a hypothetical wind energy project located on the OCS offshore New York. The study aimed to demonstrate potential visibility of the Hypothetical Project by:
- completing a meteorological conditions assessment to document average and maximum visibility and common weather conditions in the vicinity of the Hypothetical Project.
- developing viewshed models detailing potential visibility of the Hypothetical Project from the surrounding landscape.
- preparing accurate and realistic visual simulations of a Hypothetical Project offshore Long Island, New York from photographs and video taken at various locations identified by stakeholders to be important.
Truescape contributed to 3) above. This example is a night-time simulation from Jones Beach that shows the simulated turbines with Federal Aviation Administration lighting. Existing light pollution such as aircraft are clearly visible in the scene.