Links to Important Ocean and Coastal Resource Information

As we compile data for the National Ocean Economics Program, we shall list the sites we have found helpful. We are not endorsing the information on these sites. Rather we are listing those we think might be of interest to those interested in the work of the National Ocean Economics Program. As our work progressess and our areas of interest expand, we will add to this list. Please contact us if you have additional sites we might add or if you believe any of these sites are not up to the standards we seek.

General Government Economic Data | General Non-Government Economic Data | General Ocean Information and Data | Fisheries | Ship and Boat Building | Offshore Minerals | Tourism and Recreation | Maritime Transportation and Ports | Environmental and Other Non-Market | Climate Change | Other State Ocean Economic Information

General Government Economic Data

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics

US Census Bureau. Data Access Tools

EPA Databases

Lexis-Nexis government and other economic data sites

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General Ocean Information and Data

NOAA Coastal Services Center

BOEM and NOAA Marine Cadastre Geospatial Ocean Data

National Sea Grant Depository and Links

The Pew Oceans Commission

Army Corps of Engineers National Shoreline Management Study

Coastal Management databases web links

Coastal States Organization

Coastal Information Guide for Europe

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Pacific Fishery Management Council

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Southern Atlantic Management Council

New England Fishery Management Council

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Fisheries Statistics and Economics, National Marine Fisheries Service

National Marine Fisheries Service Annual Landings Data

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

The Fisheries Economics Data Program ( for the Pacific)

California Department of Fish and Game

Recreational Fisheries

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Industry Associations:

Ship and Boat Building

National Marine Manufacturers Assoc. statistics

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Offshore Minerals


DOE, Energy Information Administration

US Census Bureau. Economic Census (1997) The Mining Industry Data. The Geographic Area Series

California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

California Deptartment of Conservation, California Geological Survey

Louisiana. Louisiana Dept of Natural Resources

Louisianna State University. Center for Energy Studies

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American Petroleum Institute. Energy statistics

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Oil and Gas Journal

The Independent Petroleum Association of America is the national association representing the 8,000 independent crude oil and natural gas explorer/producers in the United States

The National Petroleum Council

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The Petroleum Place Inc. The Energy Industry Exchange - News and directory for the oil and gas industry

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Tourism and Recreation

California Tourism Research

Travel Industry Association of America An industry association with a highly respected research arm, that provides a sophisticated analytical service with reliable and detailed tourism and travel data.

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Maritime Transportation and Ports

US Department of Transportation Statistical Policy and Research

US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration

Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Data Center. Waterborne Commerce statistics

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Environmental and Other Non-Market

NOAA, National Ocean Service Coastal Assessment and Data Synthesis System provides GIS-based files on watersheds, coastal populations, etc.

NOAA Coastal Ocean Observing Systems Services Center

EPA recommended pages for economics
(Liquid Assets 2000)

Environmental Information Reference Inventory. (EVRI) "A searchable storehouse of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental benefits and human health effects"

US Govt site for Marine Protected Areas

Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network

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Other State Ocean Economic Information

The California Coastal Geoportal is a virtual library for ocean and coastal data and information.

California Coastal Coalition

California Economic Development Department Labor and Industry statistics

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updated 8-May-2019