MACO Updates


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

(Updated 6/14/22)


Upcoming Dates & Events


July 27-28: National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Expo 2022 (virtual/free)



Hudson Canyon Marine Sanctuary Meetings:

Regional Ocean News

Biden administration proposes Hudson Canyon marine sanctuary,  National Fisherman, 6/10/22



Agency News


White House: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates World Ocean Day with Actions to Conserve America’s Deepest Atlantic Canyon,

Cut Plastic Pollution, and Create America’s First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan, 6/8/22


NOAA: NOAA begins process to potentially protect waters off New York, New Jersey, 6/8/22


BOEM: BOEM and NOAA Announce First-Ever Successful Drone-based Tagging of Endangered Sei Whales in U.S., 6/8/22


USDOI: Department of the Interior Announces Environmental Review of First Proposed Wind Energy Project Offshore Maryland, 6/6/22


USDOE: Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries Fund Six Projects for the Coexistence of Offshore Energy with Northeast Fishing and Coastal Communities, 5/19/22


USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Winners of Carolina Long Bay Offshore Wind Energy Auction, 5/11/22


USDOI: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Offshore Wind Energy Leasing on Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, 4/27/22


General FYI


MARCO Portal: Maps Show Marine Mammal Strandings by Season, Species and County, 6/8/22


MARCO Portal: New Fish Biomass Time Series Sliders and Maps Showing Potential Vulnerability of Fish Species to EMF, 6/2/22


MARCO Portal: 2021 AIS Vessel Transit Counts and Monthly Sliders Now Available, 5/25/22


MACO: Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum videos, May 2022


MARCO Portal: BOEM Seeks Input on Potential Central Atlantic Wind Energy Areas, 5/2/22


MARCO: April MARCO newsletter


MARCO Portal: New England Port Access Route Study Map in Maritime Theme, 4/28/22


MARCO Portal: Sand Resources Map Shows Areas Where Materials for Coastal Projects May Exist, 4/25/22


MARCO Portal: Cetacean Data Products Now Reflect New North Atlantic Right Whale Model Outputs, 4/7/22


MARCO Portal: Introducing the Indigenous Nations, Communities & Cultures Map Collection, 3/17/22


USDOI: Winter/Spring Newswave newsletter