The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) through its Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean (MACO) convened the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum on March 20, 2019, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Scroll down to view videos and download presentation files from the event.
Advancing Intergovernmental Collaboration & Ocean Planning
With Liz Semple, NJDEP/MARCO chair; Laura McKay, Virginia CZM; and Darlene Finch, NOAA. Welcome remarks by Tony MacDonald, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.
Implementation of Executive Order 13840
With Deerin Babb-Brott, principal assistant for oceans and environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal and Regional Data Priorities
With Nick Napoli, MARCO; Karl Vilacoba, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute; Danielle Brown, Gotham Whale; Matt Creelman, US Coast Guard; Stephen Drew, Sea Risk Solutions; Kim Grubert, Maryland DNR; Kevin Hassell, NJDEP; Annie Hawkins, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance; and Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Ecology and Environment.
Offshore Renewable Energy: Regional Perspectives
With Darryl Francois, BOEM; Anne Marie McShea, NJ Board of Public Utilities; Catherine McCall, Maryland DNR; Mike Snyder, NY Dept. of State; Andy Lipsky, NOAA; Matt Creelman, US Coast Guard; and Joe Atangan, US Fleet Forces Command.
Opportunities for Regional Coordination on Sand & Sediment Resources
With Tom Herrington, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute; Jeff Waldner, BOEM; Donald Cresitello, US Army Corps of Engineers; and Christopher Constantino, NJDEP.
Marine Life and Habitat
With Laura McKay, Virginia CZM; Carl LoBue, The Nature Conservancy; and Jessica Coakley, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Resilience and Coastal Infrastructure
With Kisha Santiago-Martinez and Mike Snyder, NY Dept. of State.
Summary of Ideas for Potential Next Steps and Public Comment
With Laura McKay, Virginia CZM; Darlene Finch, NOAA; Joe Atangan, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; Matt Creelman, US Coast Guard; Kevin Hassell, NJDEP; Sherryll Jones, New York DEC; and Kari St.Laurent, Delaware DNREC.