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


MARCO’s 2022 – 2024 Work Plan

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

Current Agency Actions &

Public Comment Opportunities

A snapshot of activities and comment opportunities that are most closely connected to MARCO priorities and work


MARCO is hiring!

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MARCO’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility includes the recognition that our work is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring team members to create an inclusive organization is a priority. MARCO encourages applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status, or other status protected by law.