Researchers from the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences created maps that integrate new stakeholder information with existing agency data, enabling BOEM to reduce potential user conflicts within leases for offshore wind development. Project objectives were to obtain and convey spatially explicit information indicating where wind energy development can avoid or minimize conflicts with fish, fish habitat, fishing, diving, and ecotourism in the three Call Areas published in December 2012: Wilmington-West, Wilmington-East, and Kitty Hawk on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore of North Carolina.
The application enables users to view current measured and modeled meteorological conditions along the coast and across the waters of Virginia.
The user guide provides assistance in use of ArcReader and the data sets in Appendix C.
Integrated marine information system that provides jurisdictional, legal, physical, ecological, and human use data in a common geographic information system (GIS) framework. Maintained by NOAA- Coastal Services Center (CSC) and BOEM.
Link to MarineCadastre.gov
The online mapping tool enables users to search and display spatial data in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Link to MARCO website: Ocean Data Portal page
The online mapping tool enables users to search and display spatial data in the region from the Gulf of Maine to Long Island Sound.
Link to NROC website: Ocean Data Portal page
The online mapping tool enables users to search and display spatial data pertaining to Virginia's coastal resources.
Link to DEQ website: Coastal GEMS page
The online mapping tool enables users to search and display spatial data pertaining to the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP).
Link to CRMC website: Ocean SAMP map viewer page
The online mapping tool enables users to search and display spatial data pertaining to New York State's ocean and Great Lakes resources.
Link to DOS website: Ocean and Great Lakes Atlas page
The law requires the development of a comprehensive management plan for Massachusetts’s state waters, allowing for the development of offshore wind as part of a plan that balances new and traditional uses with preservation of natural resources.
Link to Massachusetts Legislature website: Oceans Act page