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Workshop Series Explores the Value of Non-consumptive Recreational Areas

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

In fall 2017, MARCO and Surfrider Foundation co-hosted a series of four workshops throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, on behalf of the Mid-A RPB’s Non-consumptive Recreation Work Group, to engage the public in a discussion of the value of important non-consumptive recreational areas and the activities they sustain. Non-consumptive recreational uses represented included surfing, beach combing, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, and scuba diving,...

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Healthy Ocean Indicators Workshop

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

MARCO has been working with a project team consisting of the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) and other contractors, to help begin implementing the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body’s action to develop regional Healthy Ocean Ecosystem Indicators as expressed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Healthy Ocean Ecosystem Action 5. This Action establishes that a healthy ocean ecosystem indicator monitoring and assessment program is...

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Ecologically Rich Areas Workshops Engage Stakeholders

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

In May and November 2017, MARCO hosted two workshops, on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body’s Ecologically Rich Areas (ERAs) Work Group, to convene stakeholders and scientists to discuss ERAs.  Day-long workshops were held in the spring in Dover, DE (May 19) and in the fall in Crownsville, MD (November 2).  Workshops were conducted in support of implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan action: Identify and...

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MACAN Hosts its First Workshop

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

After the launch of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) in the fall of 2016, the Network has been focusing on achieving its objectives, three of which were the primary focus during MACAN’s first workshop held on May 9, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. A full workshop summary is available here.   While all Network objectives were touched on during the workshop, the primary goals of the workshop were to work towards: Providing a...

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MARCO-MARACOOS WORKSHOP: Changing Ocean Conditions Related to Fisheries and Fisheries Management

Posted on Oct 19, 2017

In April 2017, MARCO and MARACOOS co-hosted a workshop to identify and rank means for identifying and communicating the effects of changing ocean conditions related to fisheries and fisheries management in the Mid-Atlantic Region.   Workshop planning started in September 2016, with a Steering Committee selected for its representation of industry, and state, federal scientists and managers, and university researchers. The workshop was...

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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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