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MARCO Seeks Proposals for Coastal and Ocean Economy Resilience Study

Posted on May 23, 2017

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.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Focus Shifts to Implementation

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

With the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan (OAP) finalized in December 2016, efforts have pivoted from the document’s development toward its implementation. With the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB), the five MARCO member states have begun advancing a wide-ranging agenda of actions that were identified in the Plan. The Plan aims to improve available information and enhance processes to ensure a healthy, productive, and...

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MARCO and MARACOOS Lead Launch of Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network

Posted on Mar 10, 2017

Over the last decade, scientists in the Mid-Atlantic region and around the world have devoted increasing attention to exploring the potential impacts of ocean and coastal acidification. Since this is a new field of study worldwide, it remains to be seen to what extent ocean and coastal acidification will impact the marine food web. As ocean and coastal acidification continues to increase, scientists, natural resource managers, and industry...

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Mid-Atlantic States Identify Wetland Restoration as Key Action for Reducing Climate Risk

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a partnership of five Mid-Atlantic states, has released a report on the role of Mid-Atlantic coastal wetlands in reducing climate risk. The report examines current practices for identifying and prioritizing wetlands for their ability to reduce climate risk and enhance climate resilience in the region.  The report, prepared by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI),...

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