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Explaining the Ocean and Great Lakes Economy

Users can now understand and visualize the ocean economy and associated data...

Challenge

With six economic sectors that depend on activities from the ocean (including the Great Lakes), the ocean economy is huge. The concept and data behind it can also be difficult to understand.

Solution

On behalf of and in coordination with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, The Baldwin Group staff developed a series of Esri story maps to help explain the complexity and contributions of the ocean economy using NOAA’s Economics: National Ocean Watch data.

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Insight

Through these story maps, users can now understand and visualize the ocean economy and associated data, while reading through specific examples for additional context.

Visit these examples to learn more.