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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Marine Minerals Significant Sand Resource Blocks

US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
  • Added 01 Sep 2016
  • Updated 31 Aug 2018

This data set contains OCS block outlines and delineated polygons in ESRI ArcGIS shape file format for the BOEM Gulf of Mexico Region that contain sediment resources and areas of disposal in support of the Marine Minerals Program. Coastal restoration, beach nourishment, and levee reconstruction are crucial to mitigate future coastal erosion, land loss, flooding, and storm damage in the Gulf of Mexico. The success of that long-term effort depends on locating and securing significant quantities of OCS sediment resources that are compatible with the target environments being restored. Offshore sand resources, like upland sources, are extremely scarce where most needed. Additionally, vast areas of these relatively small offshore sand resources are not extractable because of the presence of oil and gas infrastructure, archaeologically sensitive areas, and biologically sensitive areas. Since the use of OCS sediment resources is authorized by the BOEM through its Marine Mineral Program, the bureau is implementing several measures to help safeguard the most significant OCS sediment resources, reduce multiple use conflicts, and minimize interference with oil and gas operations under existing leases or rights-of-way.

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RegionsDistrict 8
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 15432
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 401
Attributes CREATED, PROT_NUMBE, AREA_CODE, AC_LAB, PROT_NAME, BLOCK_LAB, PROT_APRV, PLAN_CODE
Services Vector Query API

History

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Added 1 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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