This system is for authorized use of the MMIS to view and download publicly releasable BOEM Marine Mineral Program datasets through the MMIS viewer from federal, state and public users. This application is intended to aid ocean use planning and development of potential agreements for sand from the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The MMIS does not gather, request, record, require, collect, or track any users’ personal information as they use the system. Users are NOT required to provide any personal information or create an account to search, retrieve, download, filter, and otherwise use the data made available through the MMIS. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information while using this system are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Federal Laws, including but not limited to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. By continuing to use this system, you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. DO NOT PROCEED if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this notice. If you have questions about privacy while using the MMIS, you may contact the BOEM Privacy Program.

The public may reference this information with the understanding that users may view, download publicly released marine minerals information associated with offshore sand resource evaluations, studies and leasing, that the information is compiled from a variety of sources and contains data currently under development and may not be complete, accurate or up to date. For example, identified sand / sediment resource delineations displayed in the MMIS viewer represent interpretations based on data with spatial and temporal resolutions that vary based on individual studies conducted in those areas. Seafloor sediments are inherently dynamic and may migrate outside of delineated resource polygons. Thus, these polygons are not precise delineations defining limits of mineral resources. Furthermore, areas that have yet to be explored and/or contain limited or low-quality data may contain significant sediment resources that have yet to be delineated. BOEM has made efforts to ensure accuracy and reliability of the data; however, some errors may exist. BOEM appreciates notification of any errors, and these should be reported to the BOEM Office of Public Affairs. The data may not be duplicated or distributed without BOEM authorization.

The information on the MMIS viewer is intended for general information purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice. For legal compliance purposes, please consult the appropriate statutes and regulations. The application and effect of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. For interpretation of the appropriate statutes and regulations to your individual needs, please consult a competent attorney. The underlying map image is copyrighted and owned by ESRI and/or its licensors. The foregoing notices may not be removed or obscured.

Reports are not currently available from the MMIS Viewer; however, PDF versions pertaining to information dealing with beach re-nourishment and reconnaissance projects will be available in the future for download from the Identify Tab.

Reports can be requested from BOEM or many can be discovered on the BOEM webpages. Research and Studies can be found at https://www.boem.gov/Marine-Minerals-Research-and-Studies/.

Studies can also be discovered through ESPIS at https://marinecadastre.gov/espis/#/.

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