Acceptable Use Policy
The National Ocean Economics Program is a website
for the "public good." Visitors are welcome to use the website for
any lawful and ethical purpose. We have a basic policy about
copyright and fair use. Before you use any data, images, text, or
other materials on this website (www.oceaneconomics.org), carefully
read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. By using
any of these materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement.
1. Ownership of the Site
This website and all materials on it are the
property of the National Ocean Economics Program (the "NOEP").
The only exceptions are copyrighted images and other materials
owned by others, which are so indicated. This agreement gives you
no ownership rights to any materials on this site.
2. Copyright Laws
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are permitted use of the materials on this site.
3. License to Use
You are licensed by the NOEP to use materials and
data on this site for non-commercial data analysis, education,
and personal purposes only. When using information you found on
this website, cite both the original source of the data, and the
fact that the data was compiled by the NOEP. The NOEP has strict
guidelines regarding our relationship with corporations and
for-profit organizations. You may not create a link to NOEP in
a way that might be misinterpreted as an endorsement of any product
or service. This license is not exclusive to you, and you may not
4. Prohibited Uses
Data tables, charts, graphs, or entire web
pages you find on this website shall not be publicly republished
without NOEP permission. We
regularly update the information in our site, and the copy you
republished will age and become inaccurate. Any commercial use of
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use; publish them for personal gain; or remove any copyright or
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All materials on this site are made available to you
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these materials, the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any
of the information it provides to the public, or the performance or
results you may obtain from their use. We do our very best to make
all our data accurate according to the respective methodologies.
6. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall the NOEP be liable for
any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or
punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to
use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any
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responsible for their contents or use.
Any suggestions, methodologies, or other materials
that you submit to this site shall become the property of the NOEP.
The NOEP may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose
without your consent or compensation therefore.
The National Ocean Economics Program and logo are
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the express written permission of the NOEP.
10. Citations for information
obtained from the NOEP website
Please remember to cite NOEP for information obtained from us or our website.
To cite the NOEP website, please follow this format:
Author. Title (edition), TYPE OF MEDIUM. Date of publication.
Available: Uniform Resource Locator. [Access date].
Below are some examples:
National Ocean Economics Program. Ocean Economic Data by Sector & Industry., ONLINE. 2015.
Available: http://www.OceanEconomics.org/NOEP/Market/oceanEcon.asp [14 Nov. 2015].
National Ocean Economics Program. Federal Ocean Expenditures., ONLINE. 2015.
Available: http://www.OceanEconomics.org/FedExpend/ [11 Dec. 2015].
Note: NOEP requires that all users of published or downloaded data include proper attribution.
Market Ocean data for the years 1990 to 2004 were generated by the National Ocean Economics Program.
The Ocean economic data for the years 2005 and beyond were generated by the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
Be sure to cite NOAA's ENOW when using these data:
11. Questions and Requests for
Permission to Use
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration - Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW)., ONLINE. 2015.
Available: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataregistry/search/collection/info/enow [10 Jul. 2015].
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