Ocean – Regional Planning Efforts

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Alaska/Artcic Region Caribbean Region Pacific Islands Region North East Region Mid Atlantic Region South Atlantic Region Gulf of Mexico West Coast Great Lakes

Under the National Ocean Policy, the United States is subdivided into nine regional planning areas based roughly on large marine ecosystems. Click on a region in the map or along the sidebar to view information on current regional planning efforts and access links to existing regional data portals. If you would like a particular regional planning effort to be added, please let us know.