Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans


Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean
Abbreviation MARCO
Formation 2009
Type Intergovernmental organization
Purpose/focus To maintain and improve the health of the Atlantic Ocean and coastal resources, and ensure that they continue to contribute to the high quality of life and economic vitality of the Mid-Atlantic region’s communities well into the future.
Headquarters (none)
Membership New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia[1]
Website Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean is a regional initiative by states in the Mid-Atlantic States region to "to maintain and improve the health of our ocean and coastal resources, and ensure that they continue to contribute to the high quality of life and economic vitality of our region’s communities well into the future." [2] Five states currently participate in the initiative.

History

In 2009 Governors David Paterson, Martin O'Malley, Jon Corzine, Jack Markell, and Tim Kaine joined to form the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean. The initiative was announced on June 4, 2009 by Governors Corzine and Paterson at "a well attended NY City press conference" which they noted as an "'historic' 'Mid Atlantic Governor's Agreement on Ocean Conservation' among the 5 mid-Atlantic states: NY, NJ, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia" [3] Media coverage of the press conference noted that the governors "committed to encouraging wind energy developments in appropriate offshore areas, improving coordination for projects in each other's and federal jurisdictions, and pushing for federal investment in wastewater infrastructure to protect beaches and fisheries."[4]

The Baltimore Sun quoted Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley as noting "Working together, we can and will ensure that the ocean resources for which we share responsibility remain healthy, resilient and productive for our children and theirs." [5]

Sarah Chasis, Senior Attorney and Director, Ocean Initiative, New York of the Natural Resources Defense Council noted in a blog posting that with the initiative "the Mid-Atlantic jumps to being a regional player on the ocean protection scene, on par with ecosystem-wide efforts by bodies like the West Coast Governors' Agreement." [6]

External links

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Halifax Regional Municipality — Halifax   Regional Municipality   Halifax Regional Municipality Top Halifax Skyline, Middle left …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • Earth Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Geology and Geochemistry       The theme of the 33rd International Geological Congress, which was held in Norway in August 2008, was “Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development.” It was attended by nearly… …   Universalium

  • Antarctica — /ant ahrk ti keuh, ahr ti /, n. the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. ab. 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Also called Antarctic Continent. * * * Antarctica Introduction Antarctica Background:… …   Universalium

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

  • North America — North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 400,000,000 including… …   Universalium

  • Global warming — This article is about the change in climate Earth is currently experiencing. For general discussion of how Earth s climate can change, see Climate change …   Wikipedia

  • Natural scientific research in Canada — This article outlines the history of natural scientific research in Canada, including mathematics, physics, astronomy, space science, geology, oceanography, chemistry, biology, medical research and psychology. The social sciences are not treated… …   Wikipedia

  • Current sea level rise — This article is about the current and future rise in sea level associated with global warming. For sea level changes in Earth s history, see Sea level#Changes through geologic time. Sea level measurements from 23 long tide gauge records in… …   Wikipedia

  • Census of Marine Life — Abbreviation CoML Motto Making Ocean Life Count Formation 2000 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.