All boat-based survey and high resolution digital video aerial survey data from the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies and Maryland projects are accessible to regulators, developers, and other stakeholders via this website (below).
Data are also included in the Northwest Atlantic Seabird Catalog, a federal database managed by the USFWS that is used by BOEM and other agencies as a key repository for wildlife distribution data on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (for more information, contact: Kaycee Coleman, Database Manager, Division of Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, MD 20708, kaycee_coleman AT fws.gov).
This geodatabase contains the predictive data layers used in the published journal article,
Predicting the offshore distribution and abundance of marine birds with a hierarchical community distance sampling model. The database includes data in raster format for total predicted abundance of the marine bird community as well as for each species. Each cell of the raster file represents the number of birds predicted to be in that specific location. The database also includes boat survey transects as used for conducting analysis (as full transects, and broken into 4 km segments with covariate information), and NOAA's coastal relief model (bathymetry) data.
Citation: Goyert, H.F., Gardner, B., Sollmann, R., Veit, R.R., Gilbert, A.T., Connelly, E.E., Williams, K.A., 2016. Predicting the offshore distribution and abundance of marine birds with a hierarchical community distance sampling model. Ecological Applications 26, 1797–1815. https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1890/15-1955.1
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