May 18th in Portland, Maine NAMEPA will be co-hosting a screening of Ocean Frontiers III by Green Fire Production. It is the third in their series of following the Regional Ocean Action Planning Process in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Both plans were completed in late 2016, including a long public comment period. The plans include impressive data portals with data that had previously been available publicly but in different locations. The portal allows user selection of the various data to be displayed in overlays to better understand how all the various uses of the coastal waters in these areas are being used by man and nature, for industry and recreation. The historic collaboration of shipping, fishing, energy companies, recreational and environmental groups as well as Native American tribes means that we can proactively manage our coastal resources.
Preview the film here