The Northeast Ocean Data website is a decision support and information system for managers, planners, scientists, and stakeholders involved in ocean planning in the region from the Gulf of Maine to Long Island Sound. It features a data viewer and easy-to-use interactive maps on topics such as aquaculture, energy, marine mammals, and maritime commerce.
Ocean planning is a collaborative process that depends on access to a wide range of data on environmental, socioeconomic, and regulatory parameters. However, many of these data have been inaccessible and scattered among different providers. The Northeast Ocean Data website provides access to data, interactive maps, tools, and other information needed for decision making.