ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) today released a first-of-its-kind report at the Mid-Atlantic scale that examines the vulnerabilities of several critical economic sectors to climate change. The report quantifies the potential impacts of threats like sea level rise, rising ocean temperatures and changes in the ocean’s chemistry to communities and businesses in 63 counties and independent cities along the...
New York • New Jersey • Delaware • Maryland • Virginia
Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in a Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body public webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For further details, please visit the MidA RPB website: https://www.boem.gov/MidA-RPB-Webinar-February-13-2018/
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body meeting scheduled for January 24, 2018 has been postponed until further notice
Important message regarding the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body meeting January 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA: Due to the federal government shutdown, the RPB meeting has been postponed until further notice. Information on any future meeting dates will be posted here when available.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) is soliciting project proposals to undertake a quantitative study characterizing the potential vulnerability and resilience of the Mid-Atlantic coastal and ocean economy. The study should consider the ecosystem services that support that coastal and ocean economy, as well as potential impacts to those services from changing ocean conditions.
The report, “Improved Use and Understanding of NNBF in the Mid-Atlantic,” describes the benefits to using natural and nature-based features as waterfront defenses, assesses impediments and offers solutions with specific application to the five-state region of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
MARCO is pleased to announce the arrival of new Management Board member, Kimberly Cole of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Kim will be representing the State of Delaware on the five-state Board. Kim’s arrival comes as a bittersweet transition for MARCO as we first said goodbye to one of our founding Management Board members and former Chair of MARCO, Sarah Cooksey. In September, Sarah announced her...