THE NORTHEAST OCEAN DATA PORTAL: DATA AND MAPS FOR NEW ENGLAND'S OCEANS
The Portal serves as a common resource for practitioners working in various agencies or institutions on diverse topics and at various scales. For nearly 10 years, the Portal has been used to support regulatory, management, and business decisions, stakeholder engagement, and educational and research activities. An integrated and growing case studies page documents some of the uses of Portal data by entities in the region, as well as how the Portal itself is used as a tool to engage decision-makers and stakeholders in collaborative analysis and interpretation of ocean data. Recently, the Portal has played a key role in facilitating collaboration between agencies, industry, and stakeholders on ocean planning and management issues in New England including offshore wind planning and fisheries management. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate Portal case studies and provide examples of how scientists and practitioners can use and contribute to the Portal's key assets and functions.