The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently launched a new online database that makes forty years of BOEM-sponsored environmental research reports accessible as full electronic documents, including images and graphics. The Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) provides technical summaries of more than 1,200 projects and pdf versions of over 3,400 reports. The search tool allows text- and map-based queries to find studies and associated publications and digital data.

To facilitate access to the valuable information in ESPIS, we have added new functionality to Northeast Ocean Data’s interactive maps. On the maps, “Link to BOEM ESPIS” appears at the bottom of the Legend box. The link is configured to automatically search ESPIS for information related to the data shown on the map. Clicking on the link will take you to an ESPIS page with a list of relevant reports.

Screenshot with BOEM ESPIS Link Highlighted

Screenshot of BOEM ESPIS Link