MarineCadastre.gov

MarineCadastre.gov is a cooperative effort by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide authoritative ocean data, tools, and support to the offshore renewable energy and marine planning communities. The project was initiated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58) – Sec. 388 – Alternative Energy-Related Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf. This act directs the U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with three other federal agencies—the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Department of Defense—to establish a mapping initiative to assist in decision-making related to alternative energy uses on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). At its core, MarineCadastre.gov contains data on jurisdictional boundaries, marine infrastructure and transportation, and renewable energy, as well as physical and biological data needed to support planning and management of submerged lands and marine spaces. Currently, MarineCadastre.gov includes over 250 data sets, six specialized tools, over 20 web maps, and over 50 documented uses.

* 1. Have you used the Marine Cadastre before and if so how?

* 2. Are there data sets currently not provided that would be useful to your program or business requirement(s)? Please list them below.

* 3. Are the tools offered beneficial to your program(s) or the work you do?  If not, what type of tool would you like to see offered?

* 4. What are the top five things you would change or enhance?

* 5. Please provide your contact information for a prize giveaway.  The winners will be determined by a random drawing. All survey respondents qualify for a chance to win. The random prize drawing will take place after the 2018 GOMA All Hands Meeting.  You don't have to be present for a chance to win.

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