Mid-A OPC Updates


A digest of news links and informational resources compiled quarterly by Mid-Atlantic Ocean Planning Committee members.


(Updated 6/18/24)


Upcoming Dates & Events


June 25: How Tuesday Webinar: Intro to the Portal (12 p.m.)


June 26: MACAN Chesapeake Carbon & Alkalinity Study Webinar (1 p.m.)


Oct. 1-3: Save the date – Mid-A OPC Ocean Conservation conference (New Jersey, details TBA)


Agency News


New York State: Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams Announce Start of Construction on Transformation of South Brooklyn Marine Terminal


Into Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Hub, 6/10/24


BOEM: BOEM Finalizes Environmental Review of Potential Offshore Wind Lease Activities in the Central Atlantic, 6/6/24


White House: A Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2024, 5/31/24


  • In recognition of the critical role the ocean plays in Delaware’s economy, Governor John Carney has proclaimed June as Ocean Month in Delaware.

White House OSTP: In light of National Ocean Month, the Office of Science, Technology Policy released three new reports:




General FYI


DNREC: Winners were announced in DNREC’s 2024 Ocean Month Haiku Poetry Contest that challenged Delawareans to create a haiku


highlighting “What I Love About the Ocean.” Author’s inspiration for the winning poems in each age group category is shared in an Outdoor


Delaware article.


MARCO: Fellowship in Microplastics (Apply by June 30)


MACAN: Fellowship in Coastal and Ocean Acidification Education (Apply by June 30)


MARCO Portal: June Newsletter


MARCO: MARCO News April 2024