Coastal County Snapshots turn complex data into easy-to-understand stories, complete with charts and graphs. Users select a coastal county of interest and the website does the rest, providing information that can help communities become more resilient to coastal hazards. Local officials can use the snapshots as a planning tool to assess their county’s resilience to flooding and understand the benefits provided by natural resources.

This data viewer provides the baseline information needed for ocean planning efforts, particularly those that involve finding the best location for renewable energy projects. The Multipurpose Marine Cadastre (MMC) is also a helpful tool in the permit review process. Users pick the ocean geography of their choosing and quickly see the applicable jurisdictional boundaries, restricted areas, laws, critical habitat locations, and other important features.

NOAA’s Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) Data Registry is a collection of Web-accessible NOAA geospatial data deemed essential for local, regional, or national-level CMSP processes. Registry data sets are provided in a variety of formats accessible for download, and many can be easily previewed.


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