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Office Hour on the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST / 7:00 pm GMT

Join Christine Taylor, Lead Physical Scientist, Mapping and Boundary Branch, BOEM; and, David Stein, Geographer, Geospatial Services Division, NOAA Coastal Services Center for a live text-based chat on the updated Multipurpose Marine Cadastre.

MarineCadastre.gov is an integrated marine information system that provides ocean data, offshore planning tools, and technical support to the offshore renewable energy community. The project was designed specifically to support renewable energy siting on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf but is also being used for other ocean-related efforts. MarineCadastre.gov has three primary focus areas: Web map viewers and ocean planning tools; spatial data registry; and technical support and regional capacity building.  Over 140 data layers are available for immediate inclusion in GIS, Mash-ups, and download, or just view them on the MarineCadastre.gov viewer.  Please take a moment to review the updated Multipurpose Marine Cadastre before the Office Hour, there are a lot of new data, updated tools, and special apps.

More about the Office Hour: This office hour is a live online "chat" conducted by typing and reading text. There is no audio component. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts (i.e. nothing is confidential). These chats are an opportunity for multi-directional flow of information. However, the moderator will delete any inappropriate content including posts that contain inappropriate language and posts that do not pertain to the topic. Participants are encouraged to be frank but to elaborate on and substantiate all praise and criticism. You do not need to be logged into the OpenChannels site to participate in the chat, but you are encouraged to create a user account and log in so you do not need to type your name in every post.

The chat is now closed for comments, but you may view archived questions and comments below.

Comments

Submitted by nwehner on
Welcome everyone to our EBM Tools Office Hour on the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre with Christine Taylor, BOEM, and David Stein, NOAA CSC.

Submitted by nwehner on
Ok we think we're all set! You all should see a small notification window pop up in your browser when a new comment comes in so you may follow along.

Submitted by nwehner on
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to post them here. Just click the "save" button at the bottom of the input box.

The project was designed specifically to support renewable energy siting on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf but is also being used for other ocean-related efforts, such as regional ocean planning. MarineCadastre.gov has three primary focus areas: Web map viewers and ocean planning tools; spatial data registry; and technical support and regional capacity building.

Submitted by Jaime Crandall (not verified) on
Hi this is Jaime from OneOcean

Hi Jamie, Do you have any questions for us? Are you a user of the Marine Cadastre? Thanks for joining.

Submitted by jaime (not verified) on
No questions yet... I've heard great things about the product, and am hoping to learn more!

Submitted by Cindy Fowler (not verified) on
Can you explain why you call this a Cadastre?

Submitted by David Stein (not verified) on
A cadastre is a record of real property that contains info down at the parcel level. This started as the marine cadastre. We were primarily focused on providing marine boundaries and other managed areas and it evolved into a more comprehensive system after the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Submitted by nwehner on
Just a quick note that you *do not* need to be logged-in to OpenChannels to post comments/questions. You just have to type in your name along with your question. If you have any problems, please email me at nwehner@openchannels.org Thanks!

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