New Case Study: Cost Savings for Connecticut’s Ocean Planning Process
September 5, 2017
Northeast Ocean Data is pleased to release a new case study about the many ways that public- and private-sector organizations use the Northeast Ocean Data Portal to accomplish diverse objectives.
In Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy in 2015 approved a process for the state to develop the Long Island Sound Blue Plan for its jurisdictional waters. The Blue Plan is intended to prioritize the protection of existing marine resources and traditional uses like fishing, shipping, and aquaculture.
By incorporating data from the Northeast Ocean Data Portal into its ocean planning process, the State of Connecticut is leveraging several years of data acquisition, map development, and stakeholder input, resulting in significant savings in time, resources, and effort.