Applications of Northeast Ocean Data

These case studies provide examples of the many ways that public- and private-sector organizations use the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. Icons indicate ocean uses related to each case study.


Map of Case Study Locations

First Shellfish Farm in Atlantic Federal Waters Facilitated by the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

Data Portal User: Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (NEMAC)

Location: Off Gloucester, Massachusetts

AquacultureCommercial FishingMarine TransportationMarine Life

Balancing Deep-Sea Coral Protection and Commercial Fishing

Data Portal User: New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)

Location: Gulf of Maine & offshore canyons, continental shelf, and seamounts

Marine LifeCommercial Fishing

Increasing Maritime Safety and Improving Weather Forecasts Through Siting of a New Wave-monitoring Buoy

Data Portal User: Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Marine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreation

Leveraging Ocean Data for Economic and Ecological Vitality

Data Portal User: New York Department of State

Location: New York State

AquacultureMarine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreationEnergy and InfrastructureMarine Life

Supporting Ocean Planning in the State of Connecticut

Data Portal User: Connecticut Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection

Location: Long Island Sound

AquacultureMarine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreationEnergy and InfrastructureMarine Life

Inspiring K-12 Students to Investigate the Ocean Ecosystem and Ocean Uses

Data Portal Users:

  • Edna Drinkwater School (Northport, Maine)
  • Long Island School (Casco Bay, Maine)
  • Island Institute

Location: Maine

AquacultureMarine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreationEnergy and InfrastructureMarine Life

Coast Guard Uses Data Portal for Waterways Management in the Northeast

Data Portal User: United States Coast Guard, 1st District

Location: Northeast Region

Commercial FishingMarine Transportation

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

Data Portal User: U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Location: Rhode Island and Long Island Sound

Marine TransportationNationalRecreation

More case studies are in development and will be posted on an ongoing basis.

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