ShoreZone Mapping for the Alaska Coastline

ShoreZone takes a close-up inventory of the biology and geology of North America’s Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska and in-between. People use the coastal data, imagery, and maps to manage the coast for the benefit of the many animals and plants, people and industries who depend on it.

ShoreZone’s baseline data improves our ability to understand, respond to, and plan for the dynamic coastal changes taking place in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska – changes such as increasing storm frequency and coastal erosion, projected increases in shipping traffic, and offshore oil and gas development. With ShoreZone coastal managers have access to data to support planning and response efforts.

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Additional Info

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ISO Topics environment, geoscientificInformation, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, planningCadastre
Primary Organization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Funding Organizations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Organization Types Federal
Created June 7, 2017, 10:18 (AKDT)
Last Updated August 18, 2021, 18:30 (AKDT)