You’re Invited: Virtual Information Session on Accessing and Using the Marine Minerals Information System Data

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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Marine Minerals Program will host a virtual information session on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST via Teams. The Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS) Team will demonstrate to Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Region stakeholders how to access and use data within the MMIS. For additional information or to sign up for this session, please email

Established in 2019, MMIS provides an Enterprise Geospatial Information System (GIS) environment to support BOEM leasing and National Environmental Policy Act activities. MMIS is a collection of over 30 years of geophysical (e.g., shallow seismic, bathymetry, sidescan, etc.) and geotechnical (e.g., vibracore and sediment grab locations and associated laboratory analyses, etc.) data and information products that can be used to support many ocean and coastal projects, such as beach nourishment, coastal storm risk management, mitigate space-use conflicts between sand resources and planned wind energy transmission infrastructure, and more.

This presentation will be tailored for non-GIS users, basic GIS users, scientists, engineers and planners in search of marine minerals related research and leasing information. Opportunities will be provided for questions.

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.