Data, Tools and Portals
Spatial datasets and information are available to the Regional Ocean Partnerships and other engaged stakeholders through the MarineCadastre.gov. Additional information about BOEM studies and their products is available through the Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS).
Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS)
ESPIS makes all completed Environmental Studies Program (ESP) reports, including images and graphics, available online as full electronic PDF documents accessible using free Adobe Reader software. Technical summaries of over 700 BOEM-sponsored research projects, as well as full PDF documents of over 2,000 research reports are available for online full-text search. Currently, ESP is revamping ESPIS to enhance its search capabilities, to enable easier discovery of archived data, and to allow linkages with MarineCadastre.gov.
MarineCadastre.gov is an integrated marine information system that provides legal, physical, ecological, and cultural information in a common geographic information system (GIS) framework. This tool was created to comply with Section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This tool is also extensively used by Federal agencies and others who are screening alternative energy sites, and by people working on regional and state marine planning efforts.