I am quite new to ArcGIS, so I apologize if this is a very simple question! I have data (points and lines) which spans from the Mediterranean to the Gulf of Mexico, with a southern limit of the Tropic of Cancer. I would like to buffer these points to create polygons to calculate the area of the seabed these features cover, so I believe I need to re-project my data to an Equal area projection. Is North Pole Lambert Equal Area suitable for this? Or should I consider using a global projection like Mollweide?
Many thanks for any advice you can give!