Toolkit for Visualizing and Analyzing Ocean Data

portal-mapThe Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal is an online toolkit and resource center that consolidates available data and enables state, federal, and local users and the general public to visualize and analyze ocean resources and human use information such as fishing grounds, recreational areas, shipping lanes, habitat areas, and energy sites, among others. The Data Portal is continually updated as appropriate datasets that align with MARCO priorities become available.

The Data Portal serves as a platform to engage all stakeholders in the five coastal Mid-Atlantic states, putting all of the essential data and state-of-the-art mapping and visualization technology into the hands of the agencies, industry, community leaders, and stakeholders engaged in ocean planning.

Ten Categories of Data


colorful-map1The Portal offers access to dozens of datasets in ten categories: Administrative, Fishing, Marine Life, Maritime Industries, Recreation, Renewable Energy, Security, Human Use Data Synthesis, Marine Life Library and Oceanography.


Developed by a Partnership of Organizations


The MARCO Portal Project team develops and enhances the Portal. Represented on the team are Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute, Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, The Nature Conservancy and EcoTrust.

Page last updated: March 2, 2014