Coastal Atlas: Ocean


The Coastal Atlas’ Ocean mapping tool allows users to view ocean data and access tools to understand and balance multiple ocean uses, including shipping, offshore renewable energy, recreation and fishing.


View the mapping tool: Ocean screen capture.


Potential applications for this tool include:

  • Accessing information needed for coastal and ocean planning efforts
  • Finding the best location for renewable energy projects
  • Identifying potential conflicts so that they can then be avoided early in the planning process
  • Locating sand resources needed for beach replenishment


The Chesapeake & Coastal Service will offer training opportunities to help users make the most of the data and tools found on the Coastal Atlas. We are interested in receiving your comments and feedback on the functionality of the current Ocean data and tools. If there are specific tools or data sets that could be developed in order to more effectively help users address specific coastal issues, please let us know.


Launch Map!


Contact Information

Chris Cortina

Chesapeake & Coastal Service

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Tawes State Office Building E-2

580 Taylor Avenue

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Phone 410-260-8774

Fax 410-260-8739

christopher.cortina@maryland.gov