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.


MARCO Partnership Opportunities



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

MARCO releases its 2022 – 2024 Work Plan

MARCO Work Plan for 2022 – 2024





2022 Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum

was held May 5 and May 6



Session recordings and slide presentations 

Poster Session web page

On-Demand Presentations web page