Northeast Ocean Data Portal Newsletter • April 2019

Data Updates

All of the updated datasets listed below can be viewed on the Data Explorer map. Most are available in downloadable databases or map services on the Data Download page.
  • Added new map layer related to sand resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS): Atlantic OCS Aliquots with Sand Resources
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Commercial Fishing – Management Areas
  • Added new map layers related to NEFMC Clam Dredge Framework: (1) Clam and Mussel Dredge Exemptions and (2) Research Areas
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Offshore Energy Planning Areas
  • Enhanced visualizations of and updated information about offshore energy development in the region
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Next Anticipated Data Updates (Dates TBD)

Commercial Fishing – Communities at Sea
Dozens of maps that integrate Vessel Trip Report (VTR) and permit information to link fishing port communities to the places at sea where they spend the most time

Updated information from the state of New Hampshire and other states if available

Marine Life and Habitat – Fish
New visualizations of fish biomass (spring and fall, 2010-2017) based on NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center data and methods

Marine Transportation – Navigation
Revised cartography to improve visualization of navigational layers

Updated bathymetry products for the Gulf of Maine

Energy and infrastructure
Ongoing updates to planning areas, lease areas, and infrastructure

New Case Studies

Coast Guard Uses Data Portal for Waterways Management in the Northeast

U.S. Navy Uses Data Portal to Select Test Site for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

More Case Studies

Portal in Action

Maine Sustainability and Water Conference (3/28)

The Northeast Ocean Data Portal – Supporting Ocean Policy and Planning: Panel discussion hosted by Environmental Business Council of New England (3/22)

Release of draft Long Island Sound Blue Plan including data from Northeast Ocean Data Portal (3/11)

Public hearings and public comment period for Vineyard Wind Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) including data from Northeast Ocean Data Portal (2/22)

Coastal GeoTools Conference: Tools Showcase (2/12)

Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo (1/11)

New Tutorial

Tutorial: Tool to Measure Distance and Area

More Tutorials

New Webinar Recordings

What Is the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and How Can the Public Use It to Make Comments on Proposed Projects?

Northeast Ocean Data: Maps and Data for New England’s Ocean

News Items

Panel Discussion in Boston on Federal Ocean Policy and the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

New Case Study on U.S. Navy’s Use of the Portal

Maps Related to Offshore Sand Resources Now Available on Northeast Ocean Data Portal

New Feature Enables Portal Users to Measure Distance and Area on Data Explorer Map

New Page with Maps of Proposed Vineyard Wind Project Area

New Data Now Available for NEFMC Clam Dredge Framework

Webinar Recording Available – What Is the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and How Can the Public Use It to Make Comments on Proposed Projects?

Webinar Recording Available – Northeast Ocean Data Portal: Maps and Data for New England’s Ocean

Updated Map of Offshore Energy Planning Areas

Upcoming Portal Events

4/2: Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) Meeting

4/18: Special Session on Offshore Wind in the Northeast, New England Fishery Management Council Meeting in Mystic CT

5/6-7: NERACOOS Northeast Biological Observations Workshop, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

5/15-16: Workshop – Shellfish Aquaculture in Federal Waters, Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (NEMAC), Cat Cove Marine Lab, Salem State University

6/4: NROC Ocean Planning Committee Spring Meeting
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