Data & Report Repository

Northeast Ocean Data is an information resource and decision support tool for ocean planning from the Gulf of Maine to Long Island Sound. The website provides user-friendly access to maps, data, tools, and information needed for regional ocean planning. It is used by a broad range of government entities, non-government organizations, and ocean stakeholders. brings together key types of data on ocean uses and the environment. Data priorities and products are developed in close association with regional planning efforts of the Northeast Regional Planning Body and the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. To serve users with diverse needs and technical expertise, Northeast Ocean Data offers multiple ways to view and explore the data.

Northeast Ocean Data features maps and data on selected themes. Data sets are added and updated on an ongoing basis. (Human Activities; Aquaculture; Commercial Fishing; Culture; Energy & Infrastructure; Marine Tranportation; National Security; Recreation; Marine Life; Mammals & Turtles; Fish; Birds; Eelgrass; Habitat; Environment; Bathymetry; Restoration; Water; Quality)

Most of the data on the interactive maps are available for downloading in databases suitable for geographic information systems (GIS) and other desktop mapping applications. Metadata are provided for all data sets.

Northeast Ocean Data is developed and maintained by a Working Group of organizations interested in creating a collective environment for sharing data, ideas, tools, and information. The initiative benefits from broad participation and from significant investments by Working Group members. The Working Group includes RPS Applied Science Associates, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Northeast Regional Ocean Council, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, SeaPlan, and Waterview Consulting. We encourage participation by additional organizations.