Renewable Energy

Planning for sustainable and compatible wind power in offshore waters.

Water Quality

Advancing regional-scale efforts for healthy, clean ocean waters

Marine Habitats

Enhancing management of ocean ecosystems that extend across state borders

Climate Change Adaptation

Understanding impacts on marine ecosystems, coastal communities and economies


MARCO is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean, formed in 2009 by a governors’ agreement among New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

The Portal is an ocean planning resource center featuring the Marine Planner, an interactive mapping tool.

Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean

MACO is a committee established by MARCO to foster collaboration among states, federal agencies, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and federally recognized tribes, and to engage stakeholders.

MACO Updates

Photo credit: Andrew Read

Life in the Deep Sea: Part 3

Canyons as Habitat for Whales

November 5, 2020

1 – 2 PM



Mid-Atlantic Port Access and Navigation Safety Studies


October 8,  2:00 – 3:30 AM

Port access and navigation safety as offshore wind development proceeds.



Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice

November, 2020