NOAA is responsible for depicting on its nautical charts the limits of the 12 nautical mile Territorial Sea, 24 nautical mile Contiguous Zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The outer limit of each of these zones is measured from the U.S. normal baseline, which coincides with the low water line depicted on NOAA charts and includes closing lines across the entrances of legal bays and rivers, consistent with international law.
Discover and access data, information, and decision tools related to our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Ocean Council provides this site to support regional marine planning efforts across the country and to create a convenient place for anyone to find out more about our marine, coastal, and Great Lakes environments.
Using Participatory GIS to Map Ocean Uses in the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Presenter(s): Mimi D’Iorio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Laura McKay (Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program), Nick Meade (Virginia Coastal Zone … Continued
What once required a room full of clicking machines to do, your smartphone can now take care of in a few taps of a finger. Now you can access beautiful images of our planet’s oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere and climate … Continued
Connecting data managers to increase access to ocean data for regional marine planning The Network, through a combination of a listserv, webinar series, and informational resources, is intended to serve as one of the main conduits for communication between state, regional, … Continued
BOEM Announces Selection of Dr. William Yancey Brown as Chief Environmental Officer http://www.boem.gov/Press11222013/