MACO Updates


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


(Updated 3/20/24)


Upcoming Dates & Events


March 25: NROC Webinar on Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal, 2-3 p.m. (register)


March 26-27: Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Workshop, Baltimore, Maryland


April 2: Hudson Canyon Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting, Monmouth University Great Hall Auditorium, West Long Branch, New Jersey


May 13-14: Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum, Lewes, Delaware



Agency News


On March 18, BOEM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Construction and

Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC. NOI opens a 45-day public comment period. Details of meetings

(virtual and in-person) are as follows:


Virtual meetings: (registration is required)


Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link

Dial-in phone number: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)


Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5:00 p.m. 

Zoom Registration Link

Dial-in phone number: 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)


In-person meetings:


Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

The Berkeley Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J. 07712



Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

Grand Oaks Country Club, 200 Huguenot Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10312



Thursday, April 11, 2024, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dyker Beach Golf Course, 86th Street and 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11228




NEW YORK STATE: Governor Hochul Announces Two Offshore Wind Project Awards, to Deliver Clean Power in 2026, 2/29/24


BOEM: BOEM Approves Construction and Operations Plan for Empire Wind’s Offshore Wind Project, 2/22/24


NOAA Fisheries: NOAA Fisheries Implements the Prohibition of Commercial Fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National

Monument, 2/15/24



General FYI


MARCO Webinar: A dive into Sea Turtle Research Planning in Support of Impact Assessment for US Atlantic Offshore Wind, 2/7/24


MARCO Portal: Portal February newsletter