New on the MARCO Website
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.
Ocean Acidification: The continued development of a comprehensive ocean acidification monitoring network and research plan through the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network.
Ocean Mapping and Data: Continued operations, maintenance and updating of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, including convening the MARCO Ocean Mapping & Data Team.
Non-Consumptive Recreation: Increased consideration of the importance of non-consumptive recreation.
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.
Maritime Commerce and Navigation Safety: Integration of the safe transit of people and goods into regional planning efforts.