MARCO is pleased to announce the arrival of Judy Tucker as our new Administrative and Financial Assistant. In her new role, Judy plays an integral role in working with the MARCO Management Board and Staff in advancing MARCO’s priorities to address challenges facing the ocean, and engage diverse ocean stakeholders and decision makers in meaningful participation in MARCO’s initiatives. She oversees MARCO’s fiscal coordination and provides core support for our Executive Director and Management Board on meetings, administration and logistics.
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Two recent studies raise new awareness on offshore marine wildlife and the economy of the Mid-Atlantic ocean,respectively. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Studies: Distribution and Abundance of Wildlife along the Eastern Seaboard 2012-2014 was released in October 2015 as part of the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies (MABS) project (2012-2015) and provides new insight on offshore wildlife populations. Another report, released in February 2016 by the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) features the latest data and analysis on the health of the ocean and coastal economies – including a regional look at the Mid-Atlantic.
The presentations made during the January 29th MARCO Forum on Ocean Assessment and Data Syntheses Products are now available online in video format. The full presentations can be viewed here: Laura McKay, Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), presents an overview of the regional ocean planning process in the Mid-Atlantic. Presentation on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Assessment (ROA) made...
New York Department of State Launches Geographic Information Gateway website help improve resiliency, grow the economy and spur investment in New York State
New Educational and Interactive Tool Highlights New York’s Diverse Land and Offshore Resources Provides Public Access, Transparency to Information Used in Planning Decisions The New York Department of State launched an educational and user-friendly website that identifies New York’s diverse land and offshore assets so residents, local governments, educators, businesses and others can use this information when making planning and...
MARCO Chair Laura McKay is featured in a new film on regional ocean planning from Swell Productions and Surfrider Foundation. The Next Wave is the story of ocean planning in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic from the unique perspective of ocean recreational users.