DATA DOWNLOAD

Many of the data layers viewable on the Theme Maps and Data Explorer are available to be used in ArcGIS and other platforms outside NortheastOceanData.org. As listed below on this page, some datasets are provided in downloadable databases hosted by Northeast Ocean Data, while others are accessible from external sources.

  • Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data: Many data layers are hosted on the Northeast Ocean Data server and can be downloaded directly in database files (.zip) from our server. The data layers focus on the Northeast region and are filtered to streamline data delivery and interoperability. Data can also be accessed through our ArcGIS rest endpoint.
  • Sources of externally hosted data: Some data layers are hosted externally by other organizations. We provide links to obtain the data from the external sites.

Click on the expandable boxes or use the search box below to find data on specific topics. To find out when a dataset was last updated, refer to the Data Updates page or the metadata provided for each dataset. Northeast Ocean Data is not responsible for data integrity.

 

Click on any sub-title below (for example, Aquaculture or Commercial Fishing or Culture) to see available data layers

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 in web services accessible with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and other applications.

Commercial Fishing

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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

  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Spawning Area Closures
  • Commercial Fishery Landings 2012
  • Coral Amendment – Previous draft options

Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) density products are published on ArcGIS tile caches on the Northeast Ocean Data web server in web services accessible with ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and other applications.

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

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Energy and Infrastructure

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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

  • Maine Aqua Ventus Project Proposed Turbine Locations
  • Atlantic Link Cable
  • 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 containing the following layers (.zip):

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

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

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2013 AIS annual data layers (.zip; ~700MB compressed and extracts to ~2.2GB) :

  • 2013 Vessel Density: All
  • 2013 Vessel Density: Cargo
  • 2013 Vessel Density: Passenger
  • 2013 Vessel Density: Tanker
  • 2013 Vessel Density: Tug-Tow
  • 2013 Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2013 Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2013 Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2013 Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2013 Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2013 AIS monthly data layers (.zip; ~450MB compressed extracts to ~475MB):

  • 2013 Monthly Vessel Density: Tanker
  • 2013 Monthly Vessel Density: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2015 AIS annual data layers (.zip; ~240MB compressed and extracts to ~5GB):

  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2015 Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2015 AIS monthly data layers (.zip; ~740MB compressed and extracts to ~32GB):

  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2015 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2016 AIS annual data layers (.zip; ~260MB compressed and extracts to ~5.2GB):

  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2016 Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2016 AIS monthly data layers (.zip; ~960MB compressed and extracts to ~35GB):

  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2016 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2017 AIS annual data layers (.zip; 265MB compressed and extracts to ~5.1GB):

  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2017 Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

Download a Northeast Ocean Data database containing 2017 AIS monthly data layers (.zip; 981MB compressed and extracts to 35GB):

  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: All
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Cargo
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Fishing
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Other
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Passenger
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Pleasure Craft/Sailing
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tanker
  • 2017 Monthly Vessel Transit Counts: Tug-Tow

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

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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

Sources of externally hosted data

Birds

Sources 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

Sources 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

  • Artificial Reefs (Marine Cadastre) Download
  • Chlorophyll a Median: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (TNC) Download
  • Deep Sea Corals (Marine Cadastre) Download
    • Includes:
    • Alcyonacea
    • Gorgonian Alcyonacea
    • Non-Gorgonian Alcyonacea
    • Pennatulacea
    • Pennatulacea Sessiliflorae
    • Pennatulacea Subselliflorae
    • Scleractinia Caryophylliidae
    • Scleractinia Flabellidae
  • Other Benthic Fauna (SMAST Dataset) (TNC) Download 
  • Sediment (TNC) Download
    • Includes:
    • Seabed Forms 
    • Sediment Stability (SMAST)
    • Soft Sediments by Grain Size (mm) (TNC) 
  • usSEABED Data (USGS) Download
  • Zooplankton (TNC) Download
    • Includes:
    • Calanus finmarchicus Abundance: Fall, Spring 
    • Euphausiids Abundance: Fall, Spring
    • Gammarid Amphipods Abundance: Fall, Spring
    • Mysid Shrimp Abundance: Fall, Spring

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

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Sources of externally hosted data

Restoration

Data hosted by Northeast Ocean Data

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Sources of externally hosted data

Data Explorer

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Launch

Define and view any custom combination of data on one map