MARCO is pleased to announce the arrival of two new staff members to our team. Ed Camp has joined us as our new Ocean Data Information Manager and will play a key role in coordinating with the broader Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal community. Judy Tucker joins us as our new Administrative and Finance Assistant where she oversees MARCO’s fiscal coordination and supports the work of our Executive Director and Management Board.
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Work continues on draft Ocean Action Plan The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (MidA RPB) thanks everyone who participated in the in-person public meeting and workshop-style public engagement session on March 22-24, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Both events were open to the public and included a number of opportunities for public comment. The MidA RPB meeting summary is now posted on the MidA RPB website. The slide presentation that...
On April 7, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a partnership among New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, hosted a workshop for a group of leading scientists and federal agency managers to discuss the state of current science for the deepsea canyons ecosystem and existing management programs that have jurisdiction over current and potential uses related to these canyons.
MARCO has been awarded $514,507 through NOAA’s FY 2016 Regional Coastal Resilience Grants. In collaboration with MARACOOS (via Rutgers and University of Delaware) and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute, MARCO will be working to enhance public understanding of the science behind changing ocean conditions and what this means in terms of region’s ocean resources and coastal economies. The project is anticipated to run through May 2018 and joins a growing portfolio of adaptation and coastal resilience efforts underway in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The MARCO Management Board, staff and partner community bade a fond farewell to MARCO Assistant Director Michelle Lennox this past month. With MARCO for four years, Michelle recently begun work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an Endangered Species Biologist.
Data to Inform Regional Ocean Planning Process Shared with Public download press statement as a PDF DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE ― The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, today released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of information on the vast natural resources and economically-important uses of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, which contribute...