MACO Updates


A digest of news links and informational resources compiled quarterly by MACO members.


(Updated 3/8/22)


Upcoming Dates & Events


March 9: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Ocean Justice webinar hosted by Monmouth U. Urban Coast Institute


March 23: Sea Grant OA Fellows Spotlight: Research Across the Mid-Atlantic Region webinar hosted by MACAN


March 30: New York and Regional Offshore Wind Transmission Planning webinar hosted by NYSERDA


April 6:  International Strategies for Ocean Conservation and Biodiversity: Is 30 by 30 Enough? webinar hosted by

Monmouth U. Urban Coast Institute


April 28: Using Regulatory Data to Inform Marine Spatial Planning Efforts, NOAA National MPA Center and OCTO


July 26-28: State of the Science Workshop on Wildlife and Offshore Wind Energy hosted by NYSERDA


Regional Ocean News


NOAA chief to testify on resilience after grim report, E&E Daily, 3/7/22


Plan for New York Offshore Wind Port Hits Major Milestone, gCaptain, 3/3/22


Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion, NY Times, 2/25/22


An assessment of marine, estuarine, and riverine habitat vulnerability to climate change in the Northeast U.S., PLOS One, December 2021


Agency News


The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office has released a Request for Information to solicit feedback


on social science research needs relating to the effects of offshore wind development on communities, in the context of a


clean and just energy transition. Responses must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on March 11.


USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Sets Offshore Energy Records with $4.37 Billion in Winning Bids for Wind Sale, 2/25/22


BOEM: BOEM Announces Multi-Agency Approach to Enhance Existing Protection Efforts for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales, 2/7/22


NOAA: 2021 was world’s 6th-warmest year on record, 1/13/22


General FYI


NOAA: CZMA 50th Anniversary


CSA Ocean Sciences: CSA and BOEM to Publish Online Open-Access Atlas of US Submarine Canyons, 2/24/22


MARCO Portal: View Proposals from Final N.Y. Bight Port Access Route Study, 2/3/22


MARCO Portal: BOEM Central Atlantic Draft Call Area Added to Marine Planner, 2/2/22


MARCO: January Newsletter


MARCO Portal: BOEM NY Bight Final Sale Notice Areas Now on Portal, 1/28/22


MARCO Portal: Ferry Routes and Terminals Added to Maritime Theme, 1/13/22