Map resources

Global, federal, regional, and state mapping resources.

FOR REAL-TIME MID-ATLANTIC DATA: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) OceansMap provides near real-time observational data including wind, wave, water level, salinity and temperature data.



Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) allows visitors to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans.

Federal is an integrated marine information system that provides authoritative and regularly updated ocean information.

NOAA's DigitalCoast provides data, tools, and training to help communities with coastal issues.

National Ocean Council @ offers data, information, and decision tools to support people engaged in regional marine planning for the future use of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.

BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) presents text and map-based information about ongoing and completed studies.



Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) covers the region from Cape Cod, MA to Cape Hatteras, NC for U.S. IOOS. It maintains the MARACOOS Assets Explorer mapping system.

Northeast Ocean Data Portal provides maps and data for ocean planning in the northeastern U.S.


VA Coastal GEMS

The Delaware Coastal Programs Bay and Ocean Planner allows decision makers, planners and stakeholders to visually assess project impacts for permitting and planning purposes.

Maryland's Coastal Atlas mapping tool allows users to view ocean data and access to tools to understand and balance multiple ocean uses.

New York Geographic Information Gateway provides public access to data, real-time information, interactive tools and expert knowledge relevant to the Office of Planning and Development’s activities throughout New York State.

Virginia Coastal Geospatial and Educational Mapping System (GEMS) is a gateway to Virginia's coastal resource data and maps.