Marine Planning
Practical Approaches to Ocean and Coastal Decision-Making Outcomes

Development of the began in 2007. The following examples illustrate how marine cadastre is used.

Northeast Ocean Data Portal

The Northeast Ocean Data Portal draws much of its data from The Portal integrates these data with regional data sets to support regional-scale planning.

Next Steps

Currently, marine cadastre does not contain enough biodiversity data to support multi-objective planning efforts intended to address conservation. Following the success of the pilot project with biodiversity data from the eastern United States, The Nature Conservancy is collaborating with federal partners toward integrating more biodiversity data. Adding these trusted data is essential for marine cadastre to support implementation of marine planning and other elements of the U.S. National Ocean Policy, which mandates multi-objective planning encompassing conservation. Based on this pilot project, the following are among the key recommendations:

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