The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) requested GOMA’s assistance to gather feedback on the Marine Cadastre. To fill this request, we are asking all of our partners to take a short (<10 mins) survey.
In appreciation of your valuable time, GOMA is offering a chance to win prizes for those who complete this survey.  The winners will be determined by a random drawing. All survey respondents qualify for a chance to win. There will also be a brief session during the Data and Monitoring Team meeting on Thursday, June 14th, to discuss survey results and provide additional feedback, discussion and a last chance to win. The random prize drawing will take place at the conclusion of the 2018 GOMA All Hands Meeting.

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.

If you are not familiar with the Marine Cadastre, please take a moment to explore the data, maps, and tools provided on https://marinecadastre.gov/.  Short on time? You can read the Top Ten Things to Know about Marine Cadastre.

Take the survey.