Delmarva Waters



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The coastal waters off the Delmarva Peninsula extend from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay at Fisherman Island, VA to the entrance to the Delaware Bay at Cape Henlopen, DE, encompassing most of Delaware and the Maryland and Virginia Eastern Shores. Tourism accounts for the majority of the ocean economy in the Delmarva Atlantic counties and contributes nearly $800 million in GDP annually. Visitors to Delaware beaches, Maryland and Virginia barrier islands and other locations along the coast depend on MARACOOS coastal observing for safety during hazardous weather and poor water quality events. Data generated by MARACOOS partners improve the safety of residents and visitors in the Delmarva region by shortening Coast Guard search times and predicting and monitoring severe storms.

The coastal waters off the Delmarva Peninsula extend from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay at Fisherman Island, VA to the entrance to the Delaware Bay at Cape Henlopen, DE, encompassing most of Delaware and the Maryland and Virginia Eastern Shores. Tourism accounts for the majority of the ocean economy in the Delmarva Atlantic counties and contributes nearly $800 million in GDP annually. Visitors to Delaware beaches, Maryland and Virginia barrier islands and other locations along the coast depend on MARACOOS coastal observing for safety during hazardous weather and poor water quality events. Data generated by MARACOOS partners improve the safety of residents and visitors in the Delmarva region by shortening Coast Guard search times and predicting and monitoring severe storms.


Featured Delmarva Waters Data Tools

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*indicates that these data are included in MARACOOS OceansMap

MARACOOS OceansMap Chesapeake Bay Portal

MARACOOS OceansMap is a dynamic data visualization tool integrating near real-time observational assets and model forecasts that contribute to ocean monitoring in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

Browse over 4,000 maps showing fishing grounds, marine life habitats and much more. Managed by MARCO.

Virginia Estuarine and Coastal Observing System (VECOS) - VIMS

The Virginia Estuarine and Coastal Observing System (VECOS) is a website designed to distribute water quality data sampled from the Chesapeake Bay and associated tributaries within Virginia.



Delmarva Waters Data

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