Marine Minerals Information System

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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This tool displays more than 30 years of offshore sediment data from multiple sources, including research funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The tool provides public access to data and information relevant to offshore mineral resources throughout the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf. Sand and gravel resources are vital material for the construction of coastal protection and restoration projects, including efforts to protect coastal communities, national defense facilities, and federal and state infrastructure.


  • Access data for 18 coastal states from federal, state, and local government, academia, and other entities
  • Download data directly into geodatabases, shapefiles, or .csv files
  • Find statistics on sand volume, use trends, and number of projects and states