MACO Updates


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


(Updated 9/19/23)


Upcoming Dates & Events


Dec. 6-7: Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Summit 


NOAA IRA/BIL funding opportunities and deadlines:


Agency News


BOEM: BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Project Offshore New York, 9/13/23


NOAA: Biden-Harris Administration announces $19 million for marine debris removal and prevention through Investing in America

agenda, 9/13/23


DOE: DOE and DOI to Fund Research to Improve Offshore Renewable Energy Deployments, 8/31/23


NOAA: NOAA Fisheries Announces Large-scale Study on its Recreational Fishing Effort Survey, 8/29/23


DOE: DOE Announces Upcoming $14.5 Million Funding Opportunity to Advance Marine Energy Research at U.S. Colleges and

Universities, 8/24/23


BOEM: BOEM Finalizes Wind Energy Areas in the Central Atlantic, 7/31/23



General FYI


MARCO Portal: New Sea Turtle Density Models Available for Four Species in U.S. Atlantic Waters, 9/14/23


MARCO Portal: BOEM Central Atlantic Final Wind Energy Areas Added to Portal, 8/3/23


MARCO Portal: Locate Public Boat Ramps throughout the Region on the Portal, 7/24/23


MARCO Portal: Map Collection Shows Region’s Vast Network of Coastal Water Trails, 7/24/23


MARCO: MARCO News July 2023


MARCO Portal: Summer 2023 Updates: Offshore Wind Project Areas, Coastal Wetlands, Aids to Navigation, Bathymetric Contours, July 2023


RWSC: Draft Science Plan Now Available for Review, 6/30/23


DOE: Wind Market Reports: 2023 Edition