Groups are an opportunity to share information and resources with like-minded ocean users. You can browse groups here and request to join groups that are open to the public. Don’t see the group you are looking for? Create your own group — anyone can start a group.

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Member Groups

Maryland Training June 2017

Shared resources for the Portal training sessions at Anne Arundel CC, 6/14/17

NJ Portal Training July 2017

Shared resources for the Portal training sessions at Rutgers University on 7/27/17.

Delaware State Training Nov. 2017

Shared resources for the Portal state training session in Delaware on 11/17/17.

Hudson Canyon

A place to share maps focused on the Hudson Canyon area


This group is for people to practice using the Portal's cool Draw Feature by creating and sharing their own drawings of sea creatures! Best drawings are eligible for fabulous prizes in 3 categories: Whimsical, Realistic and Artistic. Please use the draw feature's "Name" and "Description" boxes to tell us something about your drawing and (optionally) your name or pseudonym!

Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon

A space for participants in the Wildlife Conservation Society's April 17 course "Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon" to share resources.

NY Training January 2018

Shared resources for the New York state Portal training session on 1/19/18

Routing measures and wind energy

This is for people who are interested in assessing the feasibility of wind planning areas as they relate to routing measures, vessel traffic, and safety.

DOD Training Sept. 2017

A space to share resources for the 9/12/17 training session in Norfolk.


A group for the fall 2017 course GIS Applications in Marine Science & Policy (GO 298) at Monmouth University.

Virginia Training September 2017

Shared resources for the Sept. 29 Portal training session in Richmond, VA.



Community Roundtable

A general group for exploring a variety of ocean use conflicts.

Monmouth BY 442 Class Project

This is for Monmouth BY 442 class exercise in marine spatial planning.