This interactive map viewer allows users to view current shellfish harvest restrictions along the Alabama coastline.
Aquaculture application: This map viewer can be used for aquaculture screening and risk communication for lease bed harvest closures.
Tutorial: Download under site selection
Can be used to examine near and far field effects of individual or clusters of farms in the coastal shelf where nearshore or open-ocean aquaculture may develop. The software models farms with multiple, separate cages and multiple farm sites to meet this challenge.
Aquaculture application: AquaModel allows for proper planning, siting and management of offshore aquaculture farms to monitor and reduce environmental impacts to marine ecosystems.
Requirements: Technical training and purchase of AquaModel Software
Contributing Partners: EASy
Guide for marine cage culture BMPs in the U.S. Caribbean
Aquaculture application: These BMPs are useful for guiding the management practices of cage culture operations to ensure productivity and environmental stewardship in the U.S. Caribbean.
Allows users to visualize seascapes with various types of aquaculture gear using your photographs and the CanVis library.
Aquaculture application: Use the aquaculture library to create visions by adding to your seascape aquaculture. CanVis tools can help coastal managers better explain to stakeholders what the true versus perceived impact of aquaculture infrastructure has on the viewshed.
Instructional video: https://goo.gl/tFrmUE
Translates existing benthic habitat data sets to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS). Users can then create a file geodatabase containing CMECS component feature layers.
Aquaculture application: The Crosswalk Tool classifies benthic habitat for users to export categorized data, and import into a GIS to assist with aquaculture screening and siting.
Zoned tides, relative to a tidal datum, can be constructed by applying time and range correctors to observed water level data from a given NOAA tide station for corrections.
Aquaculture application: Users can view and download tidal corrections for planning of shellfish aquaculture farm locations relative to the needed balance of submerged and exposed gear.
Contributing Partners: National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)
The Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP) is a toolbox of coastal planning tools designed to assist managers, planners, and industry with sustainable aquaculture development. This toolbox was developed in partnership with Digital Coast, a product of the NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Coastal Management.
Create a map of potential ecological, social, and economic impacts from rising seas and changing climate. Resources are organized under three themes: extreme storms, shoreline change, and sea level rise.
Aquaculture application: Assess, download, and share data on coastal change and potential impacts to coastal aquaculture in the present and future.
Contributing Partners: USGS
Turn complex data into easy-to-understand stories, complete with charts and graphs.
Aquaculture application: Map a coastal county’s use of the ocean and wetlands for economic contributions and potential introduction of new aquaculture for continued and sustainable economic growth.
Contributing Partners: NOAA OCM
NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.