Providing Easy Access to Decades of Data for Better Atlantic Ocean Planning
Online ocean planning data portals, like in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, are very successful at providing the necessary data sets for managers to make informed planning decisions. However, these portals lack links to the hundreds of environmental studies conducted by BOEM and others. By linking directly to BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program Information System, users get summaries, final reports, peer-reviewed literature, and digital data from the studies. This provides a direct link to the science that is vital for smart ocean planning.