DATA DOWNLOAD

 

This page provides links for downloading many of the data layers that are viewable on the interactive maps. Some data layers are hosted by Northeast Ocean Data and can be downloaded directly in database files (.zip) from our server. Other data layers are hosted externally by other organizations; we provide links to download the data from the external sites.

The data layers focus on the Northeast region and are filtered to streamline data delivery and interoperability. The downloadable databases can be imported into desktop mapping applications such as ArcGIS. Northeast Ocean Data is not responsible for data integrity. The data can also be accessed through our ArcGIS rest endpoint.

Human Dimensions

 

Aquaculture

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Aquaculture
  • Shellfish Management Areas

Sources of externally hosted data

Data for Shellfish Management Areas in Maine are published by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. These web services may be accessed using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, or other custom web application.

Commercial Fishing

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layer:

  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Spawning Area Closures
  • Commercial Fishery Landings 2012

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) density products are published on ArcGIS tile caches on the Northeast Ocean Data web server. These web services may be accessed using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, or other custom web application.

Sources of externally hosted data

Culture

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Federally Recognized Tribal Locations
  • National Register of Historic Places: Sites and Landmarks
  • National Register of Historic Places: Districts and Properties
  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Wrecks and Obstructions

Sources of externally hosted data

Demography and Economy

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Energy and Infrastructure

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Marine Hydrokinetic Projects
  • University of Maine Wind Turbine Test Project
  • Block Island Turbine Locations
  • Block Island Transmission Cables
  • Block Island Renewable Energy Zone
  • Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas: State Designated
  • Ocean Energy Demonstration Sites
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Pipelines
  • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Sites
  • New England Electrical Transmission Substations
  • New England Electrical Transmission Lines
  • Submarine Cables
  • Cable and Pipeline Areas

Sources of externally hosted data

Marine Transportation

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing 2011 AIS data layers:

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing 2012 AIS data layers:

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing 2013 AIS data layers:

Sources of externally hosted data

National Security

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Source of externally hosted data

Recreation

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Sources of externally hosted data

Administrative Boundaries

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Sources of externally hosted data

Marine Life

 

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Source of externally hosted data

Birds

Source of externally hosted data

Fish

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Sea Scallops Biomass
  • Highly Migratory Species Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Overlay
  • Groundfish and Shellfish EFH Overlay

Source of externally hosted data

Habitat

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Annual Mean Climatological Bottom Currents 
  • Annual Mean Climatological Surface Currents
  • Annual Mean Climatological Surface Temperature 
  • Annual Mean Climatological Bottom Temperature
  • Annual Mean Climatological Stratification

Sources of externally hosted data

Environment

 

Bathymetry

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Sources of externally hosted data

Physical Oceanography

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layers:

  • Offshore Wind Energy Potential
  • Ocean Observing Buoys and Stations

Sources of externally hosted data

Water Quality

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layer:

Sources of externally hosted data

Restoration

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database (.zip) containing the following layer:

Sources of externally hosted data

Northeast Ocean Data provides data and maps for the Northeast Ocean Plan.