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Title: Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species
Short Name: AMAPPS
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2023

The Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) is a comprehensive multi-agency research program in the US Atlantic Ocean, from Maine to the Florida Keys. Its aims are to assess the abundance, distribution, ecology, and behavior of marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds throughout the US Atlantic and to place them in an ecosystem context. This information can then provide spatially-explicit information in a format that can be used when making marine resource management decisions and will provide enhanced data to managers and other users by addressing data gaps that are needed to support conservation initiatives mandated under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

To conduct this work National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has inter-agency agreements with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the US Navy. The products of these inter-agency agreements are being developed by NMFS's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC).

Because of the broad nature and importance of the AMAPPS work, AMAPPS has evolved beyond the above agencies into a larger collaborative program that involving researchers from a variety of domestic and international organizations. These collaborative efforts have the benefit of increasing the amount of funds and personnel for integrated field and analytical work.



CC ID: 1215393
Name: Tethys Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource

To support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office.


CC ID: 1215394
Name: ESPIS Search Page (Explore more than 50 years of Environmental Studies Program Ocean Science)
URL Type:
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Joint Project of DOE / Bureau of Ocean Management and DOC/NOAA/NOS and


CC ID: 1215395
Name: NOAA Fisheries AMMAPPS Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource


CC ID: 1215781
Name: AMAPPS Marine Mammal Data Viewer (NEFSC Application)
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html

Geospatial Application which allows download of Marine Mammal Data collected under the AMAPPS Program


AMAPPS Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species
ESA Endangered Species Act
MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MMPA Marine Mammal Protection Act
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 69187
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:69187
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2023-01-26 10:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-07-11 12:58+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-02-02
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2023-02-02
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2024-02-02