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Human Use Data Synthesis

The many places and ways that people interact with the ocean are summarized here in 12 easy to understand maps.

Theme - Energy Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of energy data layers (4 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Energy layers include renewable energy wind lease areas and energy facilities. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area of features, or the number or locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: BOEM Wind Energy Areas, BOEM Wind Planning Areas, Virginia Wind Energy Areas, and Coastal Energy Facilities.

Theme - Fishing Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of fishing data layers (15 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Fishing layers include mostly gridded activity related data based on Vessel Trip Report (VTR) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data, along with a layer showing artificial reef locations. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area of features or sum of raster grid cells, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: VMS (herring, monkfish, multispecies, scallop, surfclam/ocean quahog); Communities at Sea based on VTR (dredge, gillnet, groundfish > 65ft, groundfish <65ft, lobster, longline, pots/traps, seine, shrimp); and Artificial Reefs.

Theme - Maritime Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of maritime data layers (21 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Maritime layers include gridded activity data based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel traffic from 2013 as well as non-activity information including anchorage areas, aids to navigation, maintained channels, and disposal sites. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features, or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Aids to Navigation, Anchorage Grounds, Maintained Channels, Federal OCS Sand/Gravel Borrow Lease Areas, Wrecks & Obstructions, Submarine Cables, Routing Measures, Pilot Boarding Areas, N. Atlantic Right Whale SMAs, Port Facilities, Ocean Disposal Sites, Offshore Discharge Locations, and AIS Vessel Density 2013 (Cargo, Fishing, Military, Passenger, Pleasure, Tug/Tow, Tanker, All Others, Not Available).

Theme - Recreation Data

This theme product shows the number of recreational data layers (9 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Recreational layers include data on various activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating, based on user surveys and participatory mapping workshops. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features or the number of surveyed activities within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Recreational Boater Activities, Recreational Boater Routes; Coastal Use Surveys (Surface Water Activities, Shore Based Activities, Underwater Activities, Wildlife/Sight Seeing Activities); PGIS (NJ Sport fishing, VA to NJ Recreational Uses, NY Recreational Uses).

Theme - Security Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of security data layers (15 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Security layers include regulatory zones used by the U.S. Navy such as submarine transit lanes and military complex ranges. It also includes danger zones and restricted areas to shipping as well as locations that are reported to contain unexploded ordnance. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area of features or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Danger Zones & Restricted Areas, Unexploded Ordnances, and Navy Operational Areas (Atlantic City Airspace Corridor, Mine Warfare Area, Military Installation Locations, Military Complex Ranges, OPAREA Boundaries, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Sink Exercise, Submarine Transit Lanes, Ship Shock Trial Area, VACAPES Airspace Corridors, VACAPES Restricted Areas, Wallops Test Track, Warning Areas).

Use Intensity - Fishing Data

This data layer shows the intensity of fishing data layers (15 in all) which have data that occur within a given grid cell, along with the classification of intensity present in a cell. These data are based upon the HUDS theme fishing presence data. Fishing layers include mostly gridded activity related data based on Vessel Trip Report (VTR) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data, along with a layer showing artificial reef locations. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area of features or sum of raster grid cells, and 3) the count of features in a cell. Important: It should be noted the same fishing activity may be represented by both VMS and Communities At Sea data, this should be considered when using these data.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: VMS (herring, monkfish, multispecies, scallop, surfclam/ocean quahog); Communities at Sea based on VTR (dredge, gillnet, groundfish > 65ft, groundfish <65ft, lobster, longline, pots/traps, seine, shrimp); and Artificial Reefs.

Use Intensity - Maritime Data

This data layer shows the intensity of maritime data layers (21 in all) which have data that occur within a given grid cell, along with the classification of intensity present in a cell. These data are based upon the HUDS theme maritime presence data. Maritime layers include gridded activity data based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel traffic from 2013 as well as non-activity information including anchorage areas, aids to navigation, maintained channels, and disposal sites. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features, or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell. Important: It should be noted the same fishing activity may be represented by both VMS and Communities At Sea data, this should be considered when using these data.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: VMS (herring, monkfish, multispecies, scallop, surfclam/ocean quahog); Communities at Sea based on VTR (dredge, gillnet, groundfish > 65ft, groundfish <65ft, lobster, longline, pots/traps, seine, shrimp); and Artificial Reefs.

All Data

This is a comprehensive product which shows the total number of data layers that occurred within a given 10 sq. km. grid cell out of the 64 source datasets used in this analysis. Attribute fields include information on the total number of layers that have data occurring within each cell, as well as the number of layers that have data in each cell broken out by theme (Energy, Fishing, Maritime, Recreation, Security) and by different character types (Activity vs. Infrastructure). Additional descriptive information is available in the companion theme products.

Source: Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Type - Activity Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of activity data layers (32 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Activity layers include data for vessel traffic (e.g. AIS), fishing (e.g. Communities at Sea based on VTR, VMS), and recreational activities. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features, the sum of raster grid cells, or the number of activities within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: VMS (herring, monkfish, multispecies, scallop, surfclam/ocean quahog); Communities at Sea (dredge, gillnet, groundfish > 65ft, groundfish <65ft, lobster, longline, pots/traps, seine, shrimp); AIS Vessel Density 2013 (Cargo, Fishing, Military, Passenger, Pleasure, Tug/Tow, Tanker, All Others, Not Available), Recreational Boater Activities, Recreational Boater Routes; Coastal Use Surveys (Surface Water Activities, Shore Based Activities, Underwater Activities, Wildlife/Sight Seeing Activities); and PGIS data (NJ Sport fishing, VA to NJ Recreational Uses, NY Recreational Uses).

Type - Infrastructure Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of infrastructure data layers (32 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Infrastructure layers include data such as submarine cables and disposal sites, as well as regulated areas that do not portray actual human uses. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features, or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Artificial Reefs, Aids to Navigation, Anchorage Grounds, Maintained Channels, Federal OCS Sand/Gravel Borrow Lease Areas, Wrecks & Obstructions, Submarine Cables, Routing Measures, Pilot Boarding Areas, N. Atlantic Right Whale SMAs, Port Facilities, Ocean Disposal Sites, Offshore Discharge Locations, BOEM Wind Energy Areas, BOEM Wind Planning Areas, Virginia Wind Energy Areas, Coastal Energy Facilities, Danger Zones & Restricted Areas, Unexploded Ordnances, and Navy Operational Areas (Atlantic City Airspace Corridor, Mine Warfare Area, Military Complex Ranges, OPAREA Boundaries, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Sink Exercise, Submarine Transit Lanes, Ship Shock Trial Area, VACAPES Airspace Corridors, VACAPES Restricted Areas, Wallops Test Track, Warning Areas).

Type - Physical Infrastructure Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of physical infrastructure data layers (10 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Physical infrastructure layers show where equipment or materials are actually installed on the seafloor, at the surface, or in the water column, such as submarine cables and aids to navigation. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area or length of features, or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell.

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Artificial Reefs, Aids to Navigation, Maintained Channels, Wrecks & Obstructions, Submarine Cables, Port Facilities, Offshore Discharge Locations, Coastal Energy Facilities, Unexploded Ordnances, and Military Installation Locations.

Type - Regulatory Data

This is a theme product which shows the number of regulatory data layers (22 in all) which have data that occurs within a given grid cell, along with pertinent descriptive and spatial information which characterize what type of data are present in a cell. Regulatory infrastructure layers include areas which are zoned for various ocean uses but do not necessarily depict actual ongoing human activity, such as danger zones, wind planning areas, and shipping lanes. By clicking on a cell, users may view the attributes in a pop up box. There are anywhere from one to three attributes per layer which identify 1) descriptive information about the data, 2) statistical information on the area of features or the number of locations within a cell, and 3) the count of features in a cell

Source: Various input data as determined by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal project team organization and partners; HUDS grid data available upon request

Notes:

Source layers included in this theme are: Anchorage Grounds, Federal OCS Sand/Gravel Borrow Lease Areas, Routing Measures, Pilot Boarding Areas, N. Atlantic Right Whale SMAs, Ocean Disposal Sites, BOEM Wind Energy Areas, BOEM Wind Planning Areas, Virginia Wind Energy Areas, Danger Zones & Restricted Areas, and Navy Operational Areas (Atlantic City Airspace Corridor, Mine Warfare Area, Military Complex Ranges, OPAREA Boundaries, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Sink Exercise, Submarine Transit Lanes, Ship Shock Trial Area, VACAPES Airspace Corridors, VACAPES Restricted Areas, Wallops Test Track, Warning Areas).