Visualizing the Dependence of Inland Areas on Oceans and Great Lakes
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Gabe Sataloff
The economic footprint of the oceans and Great Lakes extends far inland. Coastal ports provide a vital link between inland businesses and the international markets that keep them in business, and much of the seafood on your dinner table comes from commercial fisheries operating in the oceans and Great Lakes. To explore these and other relationships, the NOAA Coastal Services Center has created a series of story maps to illustrate the dependence of inland areas on coastal resources.