New Data Support Planning Regional Monitoring Along the East Coast
The Northeast Ocean Data Portal and Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal added data layers to represent the components of a proposed Passive Acoustic Monitoring design for regional long-term monitoring in North and Mid-Atlantic offshore lease areas and wind energy areas. The six new layers can be found in the Northeast Ocean Data Portal and represent elements of a proposed grid as well as locations where bottom-mounted devices are currently deployed and locations where North Atlantic right whales have been detected by these devices since 2010. All data are available for download. The data was added in collaboration with the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center Passive Acoustic Research Program and the Regional Wildlife Science Entity.