MACO Updates


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


(Updated 12/18/23)


Agency News


USDOI: Interior Department Proposes Offshore Wind Sale in the Central Atlantic, 12/11/23


BOEM: Biden Harris Administration Advances Offshore Wind in the Central Atlantic, 12/11/23


BOEM: BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Project Offshore Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, 12/11/23


USDOT: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1.5 Billion Available through the 2024 RAISE Grant Program, 11/30/23


BOEM: Biden-Harris Administration Approves Sixth Offshore Wind Project, 11/21/23


BOEM: Biden-Harris Administration Approves Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation, 10/31/23


BOEM: Public Meetings on Draft Environmental Review for Proposed Maryland Offshore Wind Project, 10/16/23


USDOE: Funding Notice: Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy, 9/29/23


General FYI


White House: Ocean Justice Strategy report by the Ocean Policy Committee, December 2023


RWSC: Announcing RWSC Technology Workshop Series, Fall 2023


MARCO Portal: BOEM Seeks Input through Feb. 12 on Proposed Central Atlantic Lease Sale Areas, 12/12/23


MARCO Portal: Where Is Coastal and Ocean Acidification Being Monitored in Your Area?, 11/29/23


MARCO Portal: Virginia Blue Crab, Oyster and SAV Sanctuaries Added to Marine Planner, 11/8/23


MARCO Portal: Maps Shows Sea Turtle Strandings by Species, Type, Season and Location, 10/31/23