Applications of Northeast Ocean Data

The case studies featured on this page are examples of the many ways that public- and private-sector organizations use the Northeast Ocean Data Portal to accomplish diverse objectives. Icons indicate the ocean uses primarily related to each case study.

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Cost Savings for Connecticut’s Ocean Planning Process

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

Location: Long Island Sound

AquacultureCommercial FishingMarine TransportationMarine LifeRecreation

Leveraging Ocean Data for Economic and Ecological Vitality

Data Portal User: New York Department of State

Location: New York State

AquacultureCommercial FishingMarine TransportationMarine LifeRecreation

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

Siting a New Wave-monitoring Buoy to Increase Maritime Safety and Improve Weather Forecasts

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

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Marine TransportationCommercial FishingRecreation

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