The OMDT is a group of state, federal, and tribal agencies as well as consultants working to promote and develop data products for the MARCO Ocean Data Portal. The 40-member OMDT meets quarterly and advises the MARCO Management Board on data and tools to be added to the Portal. There is a wide range of ocean data presented on the Portal including (but not limited to): administrative boundaries, marine life abundance, oceanography, and human uses. The full data catalogue can be accessed here.


The 2020 Portal Work Plan can be downloaded here. More information about OMDT can be found on the Climate Change Adaptation and Marine Habitats webpages.


The Portal is regularly updated with new and improved data and functions. Some new features include:



  • Sea surface temperature can now be viewed month by month, a feature that was developed in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS)



Other data and function highlights associated with marine habitats include:



For more updates, please visit the Portal News page or follow us on Twitter @PortalMARCO.





For more updates, please visit the Portal News page or follow us on Twitter @Portal/MARCO.