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Projects in the Energy and Wildlife program use many abbreviations to describe partners, equipment, and places. The list below gives the abbreviation and full name of the abbreviations used throughout the Energy and Wildlife program website.


AEA — Alaska Energy Authority

AWEA — American Wind Energy Association

BCI — Bat Conservation International

BLM — Bureau of Land Management

BOEM — Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BOR — Bureau of Reclamation

BSEE — Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

CBM — coalbed methane

DEEP SEARCH — Deep-Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold Seep Habitats

DISCOVRE — Diversity, Systematics and Connectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems

DNA — deoxyribonucleic acid

DOE — U.S. Department of Energy

DOI — U.S. Department of the Interior

DRECP — Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

DWH — Deep Water Horizon

eDNA — Environmental DNA

EIA — U.S. Energy Information Administration

EPA — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FSC — floating surface collector

GIS — geographic information system

GOM — Gulf of Mexico

GoMMAPPS — Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species

GPS-GSM — Global Positioning System-Global System for Mobile Communications

MFTB — Mexican free-tailed bat

MHI — main Hawaiian Islands

NABat — North American Bat Monitoring Program

NEXRAD — Next Generation Weather Radar

NGO — nongovernmental organization

NMFS — National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOPP — National Oceanographic Partnership Program

NPR-A — National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska

NPS — National Park Service

OCS — Outer Continental Shelf

OER — Office of Exploration and Research

PPR — Prairie Pothole Region

PVA — population viability analysis

SDM — structured decision making

UOG — unconventional oil and gas

USACE — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USDA — U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFWS — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS — U.S. Geological Survey

UV — ultraviolet

WEC — wave energy conversion

WLCI — Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

WNS — white-nose syndrome