2023 Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Summit

Summit Goal:

The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Summit seeks to bring together Mid-Atlantic regional entities working on marine debris (including litter that becomes marine debris) – including state and federal agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, academia, and other groups – to identify opportunities to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into marine debris efforts, coordination between groups, discuss current and emerging marine debris fields, and highlight solutions to marine debris prevention and reduction.


Summit Objectives:

  • Foster meaningful coordination among stakeholders, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and strengthen partnerships
  • Incorporate and emphasize diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility principles throughout the summit agenda and experience
  • Identify barriers to progress, and opportunities for improvement across  Mid-Atlantic marine debris cross-sector initiatives
  • Provide a platform for sharing current research, emerging trends, innovative approaches, and highlighting best practices and successful solutions


The 2023 Marine Debris Summit is free to attend and open to the public!

There are limited travel assistance funds available for students and tribal members. If you would like to request travel assistance please be sure to indicate so on your registration form.

Showcase your Organization or University!

MARCO has limited space for non-profit organizations and universities to showcase their projects with an exhibit table during the two day summit. We want to see what you’ve been up to and so do our attendees! There is no cost to table for Universities and non-profit organizations. Tabling opportunities will be on a first come first serve basis so be sure to fill out your request today!


MARCO has secured four hotel blocks in close vicinity to the Ocean City, Maryland Convention Center. The town of Ocean City is very walkable and there is a bus that runs the length of the island with stops every 15 minutes. The hotels are listed in order below from the closest to the convention center to the furthest. Parking at the convention center is ample and free.

If booking by phone you must mention that you are part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean’s Marine Debris Summit.


Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842


»Aloft Ocean City

4501 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

(443) 373-0800

»DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean City Ocean Front

 3301 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 289-1234

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»Hilton Suites Ocean Front

3200 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 289-6444

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»Holiday Inn Ocean Front

6600 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 524-1600

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Become a Sponsor of the 2023 Marine Debris Summit!

Show your support for marine debris reduction by sponsoring this year’s Summit. Sponsorship allows us to keep this event free to ensure all are able to attend. Help support collaboration for marine debris reduction and network with a variety of stakeholders!

Interested in presenting or have questions? Email info@midatlanticocean.org or fill out the form below.