MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer

This data viewer provides the baseline information needed for ocean planning efforts, particularly those that involve finding the best location for renewable energy projects. The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer is also a helpful tool in the permit review process. Users pick the ocean geography of their choosing and quickly see the applicable jurisdictional boundaries, restricted areas, laws, critical habitat locations, and other important features. With the national viewer, potential conflicts can be identified and avoided early in the planning process.

Features

  • Allows users to visually analyze and explore geospatial data for marine spatial planning activities
  • Provides direct access to authoritative marine cadastral data from federal and state sources

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Technical Specifications

  • A geographic information system (GIS) data visualization application such as ArcGIS Explorer or Google Maps is necessary to view downloaded spatial data

For more information about MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer, please visit MarineCadastre.gov.

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Stories from the Field

Providing Easily Accessible Maps to Aid Ecosystem Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico
MarineCadastre.gov and Coastal Change Analysis Program land cover data are helping to inform ecosystem restoration planning in the Gulf of Mexico.

Creating Fisheries Regulatory Boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses data from MarineCadastre.gov as the authoritative source for creating GIS fisheries regulatory boundaries.

Reducing Whale Fatalities along the California Coast
Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from MarineCadastre.gov helped determine where changes to shipping lanes might help reduce ship strikes on whales.

Identifying Navigational Conflicts near Potential Offshore Energy Sites
Automatic Information System (AIS) data from MarineCadastre.gov helped identify wind planning area conflicts.

Providing Data and Viewing Options for Wind Energy Transmission off the Mid-Atlantic Coast
MarineCadastre.gov provided the data and viewing tool needed to identify suitable sites for wind energy transmission lines and hubs.

Informing Ocean Planning Efforts with Authoritative Data
MarineCadastre.gov’s Web services reduce the need for collecting spatial data for the Mid-Atlantic mapping portal.

Screening Potential Locations for Offshore Wind Energy Projects off the East Coast
The MarineCadastre.gov data helped in the screening of areas for offshore energy projects.

Using Spatial Data and Web Mapping Tools to Support Wind Energy Planning off the North Carolina Coast
The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer enhanced communication in the development of “Wind Energy Areas."

Supporting Wave Energy Permitting in California
California created a series of authoritative maps using MarineCadastre.gov.

Evaluating Potential Impacts of Ocean Energy Projects in California
The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer and data helped evaluate potential impacts of ocean energy projects in California.