Discover tips and tricks with How Tuesday webinars

Created to support new and experienced Portal users, How Tuesday webinars are a great place to discover tips and find answers to your ocean mapping questions from Portal team members and your colleagues through out the Mid-Atlantic Ocean region.

Scan through a selection of our recent recordings below or check our calendar for details on upcoming live webinars. For our full archive of webinars and other Portal videos, visit our YouTube Channel (more recent videos) or our Vimeo page (older videos).

September 2020 How Tuesday: Intro to the Portal

Our 9/15/20 session offered a beginner's overview of the Portal's tools and data.


June 2020 How Tuesday: N.J./Delaware Bay PARS and Cape Fear Anchorage

Our 6/16/20 webinar centered on a Coast Guard Port Access Route Study (PARS) area extending offshore from Long Branch, NJ, to Ocean City, MD, and a proposed anchorage area near the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.



Earth Day 2020 Webinar: Shifting Fish Species

Our 4/22/20 webinar examined a series of maps on the Portal illustrating shifts that have taken place over the last five decades by several fish species living along the East Coast.With presenters Chris Bruce and Marta Ribera of The Nature Conservancy.


April 2020 Webinar: MARACOOS Data

The 4/14/20 webinar featured Michael Crowley of MARACOOS and Rutgers University and Kelly Knee of RPS North America discussing a series of oceanography maps on the Portal and the data products on the MARACOOS OceansMap that were used to create them.



January 2020 How Tuesday: Coast Guard Data

In our 1/21/20 webinar, Jerry Barnes and Matt Creelman of the Fifth Coast Guard District demonstrated how to use the Portal to analyze proposed anchorage areas in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay vicinities, and a new Port Access Route Study area extending from North Carolina to Maryland.



January 2020 Diving Bird Migration Data Webinar

The Northeast Ocean Data Portal, in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, hosted a 1/10/20 webinar about species movement maps that were added to both the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Portals.



July 2019 Marine Life Data Webinar

Our 7/31/19 webinar provided a tour of new and improved fish and marine mammal data available on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portals.



December 2018: AIS Vessel Traffic Data



September 2018: Mapping Marine Life on the East Coast

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portals offered a joint webinar on 9/28/18 that covered how the sites' collections of roughly 3,000 marine life maps were aggregated and demonstrated how to access the data.




June 2018 How Tuesday: Communities at Sea & Fishing Data

Our 6/12/18 webinar explored the Portal’s library of nearly 1,000 commercial fishing maps and its new Communities at Sea search tool.



October 2017 How Tuesday: Coastal and Ocean Acidification

Our Oct. 24 How Tuesday webinar covered the Portal’s seven coastal and ocean acidification monitoring sites maps and featured an informative discussion about the issue in the Mid-Atlantic.

July 2017: Mapping Risk in the Mid-Atlantic


Our July 11 webinar showcased online mapping tools in the Mid-Atlantic that illustrate risks posed to coastal areas, such as flooding, severe storms and sea level rise.


May 2017: How Tu Use Marine Planner's Tools

Our May 16, 2017, webinar covered how to use Marine Planner's many tools -- drawings, bookmarks, the Active tab, Portal Groups, the ArcGIS Service Input Tool, and more.



November 2016 How Tuesday: Marine Life Data

Watch as we unveil the Portal’s new Marine Life Library of approximately 3,000 map layers depicting individual species of fish, birds and marine mammals in the Mid-Atlantic. The webinar demonstrates how to search the library and tours the Portal’s previously existing collection of marine life maps.



May 2016 How Tuesday: The HUDS & the Portal

Our May 3, 2016, webinar focused on the Human Use Data Synthesis (HUDS) project, which created a collection of map layers that depict the many places and ways that people interact with the Mid-Atlantic Ocean. HUDS project lead Melanie Schroeder Gearon of the consulting firm RPS ASA shared her insights on the project and provided a tour of the new data on the Portal. Click here to read our blog article about the HUDS and here to download the project final report.


April 2016 Webinar: The Marine Life & Data Analysis Team (MDAT) Project

Marine Life Data and Analysis Team (MDAT) project lead Professor Patrick Halpin of the Duke University Geospatial Ecology Lab shares his insights on the MDAT effort in this April 5, 2016, webinar. The data will soon take the form of several new maps on this site and other regional ocean data portals.



March 2016 How Tuesday: The ROA & the Portal

Guest hosts Peter Taylor of Waterview Consulting and Emily Schumchenia of E&C Enviroscape led a guided tour of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Assessment (ROA) and its links to the Portal during our March 8 “How Tuesday” webinar.