Updates in 2016 for MARCO

2016 is shaping up to be a big year for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean. The council is planning a data portal update as well as the first regional ocean plan for the Mid-Atlantic. The National Ocean Policy calls for greater collaboration among states and regional authorities on marine issues and tasked everyone with developing a regional ocean plan by the end of 2016. This plan will serve both of those purposes. The data portal will add three new data products including a comprehensive study of marine life, a study of human activities, and a Regional Ocean Assessment report.


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