Map of Case Study Locations

Applications of Northeast Ocean Data

These case studies provide examples of the many ways that public- and private-sector organizations use the Northeast Ocean Data Portal to accomplish diverse objectives. Icons indicate the ocean uses primarily related to each case study.


First Shellfish Farm in Atlantic Federal Waters Facilitated by the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

Data Portal User: Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (NEMAC)

Location: Off Gloucester, Massachusetts

AquacultureCommercial FishingMarine TransportationMarine Life

Balancing Deep-Sea Coral Protection and Commercial Fishing

Data Portal User: New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)

Location: Gulf of Maine & offshore canyons, continental shelf, and seamounts

Marine LifeCommercial Fishing

Siting a New Wave-monitoring Buoy to Increase Maritime Safety and Improve Weather Forecasts

Data Portal User: Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Marine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreation

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