New on the MARCO Website

Oct 28, 2020

Keep an eye on the website home page for registration links to upcoming events, recordings of recent webinars, and other announcements.

Work Group Work Plans and Mid-Year Progress Reports Published

Collaboration on key issues takes place between governmental agencies, tribal nations and many other interested stakeholders through a series of specially focused work groups. The January – June 2020 semi-annual progress reports and work plans can now be found on the website:

Marine Debris: Reduction and prevention of litter such as balloons that pose a hazard to marine life.

2020 Marine Debris Work Group Plan and Progress Report

Ocean Acidification: The continued development of a comprehensive ocean acidification monitoring network and research plan through the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network.

Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network 2020 Work Plan and Mid-Year Progress Report

Ocean Mapping and Data: Continued operations, maintenance and updating of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, including convening the MARCO Ocean Mapping & Data Team.

OMDT Semi-Annual Progress Report, January – June 2020

2020 Portal Work Plan

Non-Consumptive Recreation: Increased consideration of the importance of non-consumptive recreation.

Non-Consumptive Recreation 2020 Work Plan and Semi-Annual Progress Report

Offshore Renewable Energy: a forum for regular inter-agency discussion around offshore wind development in the region and access to data on the Portal, environmental reports, and proposed offshore wind development activities.

Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Regional Collaboration Work Plan and 2020 Semi-Annual Progress Report

Maritime Commerce and Navigation Safety: Integration of the safe transit of people and goods into regional planning efforts.

Maritime Commerce and Navigation Safety 2020 Work Plan and Semi-Annual Progress Report


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