Examples across the country of different organizations using MarineCadastre.gov. This joint (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) initiative provides data to meet the needs of the offshore energy and marine planning communities.
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service uses data from MarineCadastre.gov as the authoritative source for creating regulatory boundaries.
Ocean planning is more than shipping lanes and wind speeds. Planners also need to know where people are using the ocean; where recreational fisheries, tourism, surfers, boaters, and conservation groups use the ocean. The Ocean Uses: California data set give you information on 27 separate uses of the ocean off the state of #California. #GIS #ocean #planning
Ocean disposal sites are used for burials at sea, dredged material management, fish dumping, and vessel disposal. The Environmental Protection Agency Alaska Operations Office uses the MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer to map ocean disposal sites, measure distances, estimate water depths, and display information on endangered species and fish habitat. #ocean #GIS #oceanplanning.
Ocean planners in North Carolina created the North Carolina Task Force to work on siting offshore wind energy with the hopes for avoiding ocean conflict. MarineCadastre.gov created a mashup with relevant #ocean #data to save planners time and have everything they needed in one place.
Just like wind energy, wave energy is another offshore renewable energy option. Data from the MarineCadastre.gov registry shows planners where the best waves are to harness the most energy. Learn more about the data set before using it.
Static maps don't allow users to interact with data. When The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released their proposed plan for oil and gas leasings from 2012-2017, they wanted users to be able to interact with the data and make educated comments. They created maps using MarineCadastre.gov data and ArcGIS online for this purpose.
Ocean planning is more than just renewable energy. Offshore oil and gas leases need data to find the best location, too. MarineCadastre.gov has data for active and historical leases, areas excluded from scoping, and critical habitats for a variety of species in Alaska. #OceanPlanning #OilandGas #Alaska