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Bringing Ocean Data to Your Fingertips

OceanReports provides analyses of 'ocean neighborhoods' to support ocean commerce, energy development, and conservation.

This screen capture of a report for New York state coastal waters shows the first page of a typical report. Select the link on this image to view the live New York OceanReports page with readable text.

The OceanReports web tool provides users with specialized “ocean neighborhood analyses,” including maps and graphics, by analyzing more than 100 ocean datasets instantaneously. This screen capture of a report for New York state waters shows the first page of a typical "general information" report. Reporting data includes information about habitats and species, industries in the area, potential hazards (such as undersea cables or shipwrecks), the economic value of ocean commerce, and other detailed oceanographic information. View the "live" version of the New York state waters report.

The OceanReports web tool provides specialized “ocean neighborhood analyses,” including maps and graphics, by analyzing more than 100 ocean datasets instantaneously.

The web-based interactive tool for ocean mapping and planning, created by NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, provides professional users and the general public with opportunities to explore the ocean from their own computer.

U.S. ocean waters comprise nearly four million square miles, forming one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the world. Now, when users outline any area in the U.S. EEZ using the OceanReports tool, they can get detailed information about habitats and species, industries in the area, potential hazards (such as undersea cables or shipwrecks), the economic value of ocean commerce, and other detailed oceanographic information.

OceanReports builds on more than a decade of data collection to transform how seemingly disparate ocean information can be delivered to the nation’s ocean and coastal industries, which add $320 billion in gross domestic product to the nation’s economy.

OceanReports builds on more than a decade of data collection to transform how seemingly disparate ocean information can be delivered to the nation’s ocean and coastal industries, which add $320 billion in gross domestic product to the nation’s economy.

And while OceanReports provides a fountain of data for use by industry and science, it’s easy enough to use in the classroom to aid students studying biology, chemistry, geography, or economics.