The German Foundation for OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY and its partners BWE, BWO, VDMA and WAB e. V. presented the annual status report of offshore wind energy development in Germany. As expecetd, no new installations of offshore wind energy took place in 2021. In total, 1,501 turbines with a capacity of 7,794 MW are connected to the grid. This is in strong contrast to the climate ambitions of the new German government. In order to achieve the new short-term target of 30 GW offshore capacity by 2030, to fully exploit Germany's innovation potential, and to maintain and expand employment and the Germany's value chain, acceleration and stabilization of expansion is now essential.