Groups are an opportunity to share information and resources with like-minded ocean users. Create or join a map group that interests you — and invite your colleagues! Maps and drawings can be saved and shared through your group with other registered Portal users.

To create your own map group, click here.

Member Groups

Maryland Training June 2017

Shared resources for the Portal training sessions at Anne Arundel CC, 6/14/17

NJ Portal Training July 2017

Shared resources for the Portal training sessions at Rutgers University on 7/27/17.

Port Republic Demo

A place for participants in the 8/7/18 Portal session to share maps

Fall 2020 Marine Applications of GIS

Group for use in class by students at Monmouth University.

2018 Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon

A space for participants in the April 2018 WCS professional development course to share maps and resources.

2019 Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon

A space for participants in the Wildlife Conservation Society's August course "Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon" to collaborate on a project and share resources.

BY 442

This is a marine spatial planning exercise for BY442 Natural Resources and Conservation


Wind Energy Team, NJ DEP, Marine Fisheries Administration


This group is for people to practice using the Portal's cool Draw Feature by creating and sharing their own drawings of sea creatures! Best drawings are eligible for fabulous prizes in 3 categories: Whimsical, Realistic and Artistic. Please use the draw feature's "Name" and "Description" boxes to tell us something about your drawing and (optionally) your name or pseudonym!

Monmouth University BY 442

The Spring of 2020 database portal project

NY Training January 2018

Shared resources for the New York state Portal training session on 1/19/18


A group for students of the "Synthesizing Oceanographic Data: Case Study on the Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight" course to share map resources.

Delaware Training October 2019

A space for participants in the 10/24/19 Delaware staff Portal training to share map resources

H.S. South Marine Class

Designed to be used in class for High School South Marine Science

Virginia Training September 2017

Shared resources for the Sept. 29 Portal training session in Richmond, VA.

MSP project

This is just a test for a school project


For the final project in MAR464



Community Roundtable

A general group for exploring a variety of ocean use conflicts.

Long Island City Demo

A space for participants in the 10/15/19 Portal training in Long Island City, NY, to share maps/resources

MU SC170

This is for a Monmouth University Oceanography class.

AIS Data Demonstration - 12/11/2018

Quick links to facilitate discussion

Mapping at Jenk's

A place for participants of the American Littoral Society event "Planning and Mapping in Our Busy Mid-Atlantic Ocean" to share their work. 7/20/18 at Jenkinson's Aquarium