EcoSpatial Information Database

Demonstration of the EcoSpatial Information Database by Keld Madsen and Daniel Hearn of AMEC (April 24, 2012).  The EcoSpatial Information Database (ESID) is a database of ecological information for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Atlantic Planning areas on the Outer Continental Shelf of the East Coast of the United States. The database supports ecosystem-based management of activities that BOEM permits by compiling ecological information resources and associated data into a searchable database with a mapping interface. Ecological data is referenced to spatial layers, source documents, and metadata. ESID data emphasizes pelagic ecology (plankton, nekton, sargassum), infauna, meiofauna, demersal fishes, coral and hardbottom, seagrass, water quality and geology. The database is being designed using the ESRI ArcMarine data model. Access through a cloud hosted web GIS application provides broad access to the data. Learn more about the EcoSpatial Information Database at

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