Marxan Workshop Materials

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Thanks to many of you who were able to join the Spatial Analysis Workshop. If you were unable to attend or are looking for more information about what was discussed, some materials are available here for you. Marxan Overview Marxan Presentation Renewable Energy Examples Small Group Handout Full Video Additionally, the PNNL report was referenced… Read more »

Seafloor Atlas: Complete Maps of Substrate Now Available

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The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS), the Active Tectonics & Seafloor Mapping Lab (AT&SML) at the Oregon State University, and several contributing partners worked together to compile raw seafloor mapping data and stitch them together into a seafloor atlas. The group remapped data when necessary, standardized the classifications and methodologies, and applied existing ground-truth… Read more »

Seabird Distribution, Marine Mammal Data, and Seafloor Priorities

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NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) completed three projects to inform Washington’s marine spatial plan: Development of species distribution models for key seabird species along the outer coast of Washington. Evaluation of marine mammal datasets (species distribution models are under development). Prioritization of areas for future seafloor mapping activities and identification of the… Read more »

Ecosystem Models for the Coast – Describing Nature

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The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) developed conceptual peer reviewed models of habitats within Washington State’s marine spatial planning study area that represent important ecological components, physical drivers, and human activities within each habitat. The habitats include the large coastal estuaries of Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay, rocky shores, sandy beaches, kelp forests, seafloor, and… Read more »

Q & A: It seems like there should be other fishing data available on the map viewer. Why don’t I see it there?

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Q: It seems like there should be other fishing data available on the map viewer. Why don’t I see it there? A: To protect the livelihood of commercial fishers providing the information. Washington State Law exempts some commercial fishing data from public disclosure if the release of the data would result in an unfair disadvantage… Read more »

Mapping tool has new functions

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The Department of Natural Resources recently launched new features for the MSP interactive mapping tool. Now you can: View data related to sector themes (such as shipping), Find your location, Select any township, lat-long coordinate, or county and have the map immediately orient to that location. These new functions are intended to assist you to… Read more »

Human uses data from NOAA/BOEM workshops

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We are excited to announce that the Human Uses Participatory Mapping data is up and running on the MSP mapping application! The workshops were used to collect spatial data on the full range of human uses of the ocean through consultation with use experts, community stakeholders, and cultural use practitioners. Through the workshops and data… Read more »