One company, however, is putting its faith in autonomous underwater vehicles to speed up seabed mapping by a factor of 10.
The United States is working feverishly to increase its output of offshore wind turbines.
But such attempts might be hindered by what lurks under the waves.
The Biden administration set the ambitious target of 30 GW of offshore wind energy production by 2030 in the spring of 2021.
More than twenty additional projects have been proposed along the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines and in the Gulf of Mexico since then.
30% tax credit to offshore wind developers that begin construction before the beginning of 2026.