newly updated case study describes how the Northeast Ocean Data Portal supported ocean planning in the State of Connecticut by providing dozens of datasets used to characterize the ecosystem and human uses of Long Island Sound. The case study features a video presentation by David Blatt (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) and Christian Fox (The Nature Conservancy).

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Example of LIS Blue Plan map

The Long Island Sound Blue Plan identifies Ecologically Significant Areas (ESAs) and Significant Human Use Areas (SHUAs) in the Sound based in part on data from the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. On the map, warmer colors indicate more overlapping ESAs.