2016

Fishing: Commercial fishing activity (VTR)

Map layers developed using aggregated records from NOAA's Fishing Vessel Trip Report and permit databases in consultation with commercial fishing stakeholders to illustrate the distribution and importance of commercial fishing activity by diverse commun...
2016

Marine Life: Important coastal bird habitat

Atlantic Coast Joint Venture habitat focus areas in the Mid-Atlantic Bird Conservation Region for landbirds, shorebirds, waterbirds, and waterfowl, respectively.Source: Atlantic Coast Joint Venture U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceStatus: Bird Focus Area d...
2016

Marine Life: Improved sediment and seafloor habitat maps

Analysis of 10 years of video survey data and integration with FVCOM oceanography data to produce high resolution sediment, habitat, and force stability regime maps. Source: Umass/Dartmouth (SMAST) and The Nature ConservancyStatus: Data under developmen...
2016

Marine Life: Marine mammal and sea turtle distribution and abundance

Population density distribution estimates (actual and modeled) and delineation of seasonal migratory pathways for large whales (toothed and baleen), sea turtles, dolphins and porpoises. Source: Duke University (Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab) Status: Dat...
TBD

Marine Life: Critical nearshore benthic habitat data gaps

Finer scale spatial data are needed to complement existing habitat models, especially for sensitive cold water coral patch communities and other sensitive or vulnerable habitat types. Source: Multiple efforts underway including MD CZM studies, NOAA HabC...
2016

Marine Life: Seasonal/anomaly maps including surface/bottom temperatures, currents, wind speed, and shear stress

Data needs include "stand alone" map layers for Portal display as well as spatial data inputs for models to support regional planning, e.g. pelagic habitat models. Source: Multiple sources including MARACOOS, UMASS Dartmouth, Rutgers, and NERACOOSStatus...