Submit Data

Thank you for your interest in helping us expand our open dataset of marine managed areas (MMAs). Please follow these steps to submit data for inclusion in our web map:

1. Please review and complete our standard data source agreement HERE.

2. Download our MMA spreadsheet template, instructions, and examples HERE.

3. Fill in the information about your MMAs in our template to the best of your ability - if you do not already have an MMA ID for each area, please assign a unique ID to each MMA

4. Provide the GIS boundaries for your areas as a Shapefile, KML, or other GIS file using the unique IDs matching the ones used in the spreadsheet

5. Contact us at when you are ready to upload and we will facilitate the delivery and addition of your areas to our map and database

At any point during this process, please contact us at with any questions. Thank you!