Enhancing management of ocean ecosystems that extend across state borders
Advancing regional-scale efforts for healthy, clean ocean waters
Climate Change Adaptation
Understanding impacts on marine ecosystems, coastal communities and economies
Planning for sustainable and compatible wind power in offshore waters.
Upcoming MARCO Events & Webinars
Dates: May 13-14, 2024
Field Trip: May 15, 2024
How Tuesday Webinar: Coastal and Ocean Acidification Data
MARCH 19, 2024 12-1PM
Join us March 19 at noon for a guided tour of the Portal’s coastal and ocean acidification monitoring sites maps and an overview of acidification in the Mid-Atlantic. A collection of seven acidification-related maps in the Portal’s Water Quality theme were recently expanded to include 20,000 additional sites where sampling is currently being or has been conducted recently in the region. Taken together, the maps serve as a valuable tool for the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) in its goal to develop a robust network that monitors for changes to the region’s water chemistry.
This latest edition of the Portal’s “How Tuesday” webinar series will feature a presentation by Carly LaRoche, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Virginia in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Recent MARCO Events & Webinars
December 6-7, 2023 Ι Ocean City, MD
The public is invited to join researchers, educators, policy makers, and businesses as we explore regional and collaborative solutions to reduce and prevent the sources of marine debris.
MARCO Webinar: A dive into Sea Turtle Research Planning in Support of Impact Assessment for US Atlantic Offshore Wind
The MARCO Ocean Conservation Work Group is hosting a webinar with a featured presentation by Dr. Susan Barco, followed by an audience Q&A discussion. During the presentation, Dr. Barco will highlight recommendations from the Sea Turtle Chapter of the Regional Wildlife Science Entity Science Plan.
We are excited to share a few of the things we are proud of in this report, from the fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum hosted in May, to the official formation of an Ocean Conservation Work Group, and the significant strides we’ve made in our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA).
MACO is committed to listening and incorporating information from the widest possible set of stakeholders to better understand and address injustices and inequities. MACO will ensure its work reflects a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Accessibility (DEIJA), as well as addresses the needs of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and industries.
2023 Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum
The fifth annual Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum was held virtually and in person in New York City on May 17 and 18, 2023.