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May 19 In-Person Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum Canceled

Posted on Mar 24, 2020

Stay Tuned for Online Format Plans   We extend our best wishes to all in these difficult times. Across the region we are all facing new and unknown personal and professional challenges. The Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean (MACO) is committed to continuing our collaborative efforts as we assess the best options to move forward with our work. In response to concerns about COVID-19 and to promote public health, MACO is cancelling the “in-person” Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum scheduled for May 19, 2020, in New York City. Please hold this date on your calendar. MACO is reconfiguring plans for engaging with our partners (e.g., virtual meeting or webinars sessions on that day). We will follow up shortly with more specific plans. Please also check this website for regular...

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Video and Presentations from MACO February Webinar

Posted on Feb 28, 2020

Download Slides (PDF 3 MB) Agenda (PDF 140 KB)   The Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean (MACO) held a public webinar on Feb. 27, 2020, for the purposes of: Providing an update on MACO’s recent work and accomplishments in the areas of ocean and coastal mapping, marine debris, non-consumptive recreation, maritime commerce and navigation safety, ocean and coastal acidification, and more. Summarizing the findings of MACO’s January survey on regional ocean issues and ideas for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum. Sharing preliminary details about the Forum, to be held on May 19 in New York City. For more information, contact...

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Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic

Posted on Jan 4, 2020

As offshore wind development in the Mid-Atlantic intensifies, states are busily working to ensure this rapidly growing industry minimizes impacts to other ocean uses and marine life. MARCO continues to play a key role in the process, informing decision-making through its Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal and facilitating open discussion and information-sharing among ocean stakeholders.

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Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network

Posted on Jan 4, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: “State and Federal Ocean Acidification Policy and Action” January 23, 2019, 11-12 PM In a joint webinar with the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network, Dr. Beth Turner and Dr. Sarah Cooley will present about state and federal policies related to ocean acidification. Please click here to register and find more information about the presentation content and speaker...

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Deep-water Coral and Fish of US Mid-Atlantic Canyons Findings Published

Posted on Jan 4, 2020

Though near to some of the busiest ports and coastal waters in the world, the deep-sea canyons of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean are little-explored. Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that these mysterious marine canyons are home to an impressive array of corals, sponges and fishes. A team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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