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 off Long Island, New York from photographs and video taken at various locations identified by stakeholders to be important.
Truescape contributed to 3) above. This time-lapse visualization clearly depicts how the viewer would experience this proposed wind farm layout under the environmental conditions that our photographer encountered at the time of photography.