Discover and access data, information, and decision tools related to our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council provides this site to support regional marine planning efforts across the country and to create a convenient place for anyone to find out more about our marine, coastal, and Great Lakes environments.

New Report – Data Categories for Marine Planning

USGS, EPA and NOAA, together developed a controlled vocabulary that defines the essential data; created a logical structure for organizing data catalogs; and are placing it online to enable automated use and future updates to the categories. This new report … Continued

Webinar: “Monitoring the US Ocean and Great Lakes Economy”

Monitoring the US Ocean and Great Lakes Economy Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:00 – 3:00pm EST Presenter(s): Jeff Adkins and Linwood Pendleton A lot of people‚Äôs livelihoods depend on the resources of the oceans and Great Lakes. Economics: National Ocean … Continued

Webinar: Vessel Tracking Data Used for Ocean Planning

Vessel Tracking Data Used for Ocean Planning Monday, June 2, 2014, 3 to 4p.m. EasternPresenters: Daniel Martin, NOAA Coastal Services Center; Stephen Creed,Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Kyle Ward, NOAA Office of Coast Survey;Andrea Dransfield, Channel Islands National Marine SanctuaryVessel … Continued

NOAA’s Ship Tracker

NOAA’s Ship Tracker is a viewer tool developed by the NOS Special Projects Office (SPO) for the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (NOAA OMAO) which shows information about the location, present and past, of NOAA’s ships. Ship location and … Continued