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:

Commercial Fishing

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Spawning Area Closures

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

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  • 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

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Energy and Infrastructure

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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  • 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
  • Coastal Energy Facilities
  • New England Electrical Transmission Substations
  • New England Electrical Transmission Lines
  • Submarine Cables
  • Cable and Pipeline Areas

Sources of externally hosted data

  • Active Renewable Energy Lease Areas (BOEM) Not available for download
  • BOEM Wind Planning Areas (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) Download
Marine Transportation

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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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

Recreation

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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Sources of externally hosted data

Administrative Boundaries

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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Sources of externally hosted data

Marine Life

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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  • Marine Mammals (Sightings per Unit Effort, SPUE)
  • Sea Turtles (SPUE): Winter
  • Sea Turtles (SPUE): Spring
  • Sea Turtles (SPUE): Summer
  • Sea Turtles (SPUE): Fall
Fish and Shellfish

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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Sources of externally hosted data

Other Marine Life

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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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

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Sources of externally hosted data

Water Quality

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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Sources of externally hosted data