One of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Work Group’s current priorities is to develop a Balloon Debris Reduction Campaign that can be implemented throughout the region. With funding support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program, the Work Group is utilizing a community based social marketing approach to change attitudes around releasing balloons for celebration, memorial, or any other reason.
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It was an eventful summer for the MARCO-managed Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, which saw the addition of several significant map products and tool enhancements. Among them were updates to the Portal’s artificial reefs, fish and marine mammal data, and a series of new maps showing average monthly sea surface temperatures, produced in partnership with MARACOOS.
This year marks MARCO’s 10 year anniversary! Since the creation of MARCO in 2009, there has been major progress in ocean planning and partnerships. The collaborative work on ocean science generated by MARCO and fellow regional ocean partnerships has a significant impact on ocean resource management. Reflecting on this milestone, MARCO and staff have been working hard to update the content of the MARCO website to keep stakeholders and partners abreast of the new and exciting priorities and issues on which MARCO has, and continues to work.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) through its Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean (MACO) convened the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum on March 20, 2019, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Scroll down to view videos and download presentation files from the event.
Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Forum on March 20, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
The application period for the MARCO Program Manager has closed.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) is seeking a full-time Program Manager. The successful candidate will exhibit the organizational, communication, and technical skills required to support MARCO and enable it to deliver products and services of value to the five member Mid-Atlantic States – New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.