• Health Oceans, Thriving Communities


NOAA Releases Ocean Acidification Research Plan

From the The Maritime Executive, http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/NOAA-Releases-Ocean-Acidification-Research-Plan-2014-03-28/
March 28, 2014
NOAA and its partners have released the first federal strategic plan to guide research and monitoring investments that will improve our understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.… Read the rest

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Marine planning could benefit ‘blue’ industries, report says

From the The Coast News, https://thecoastnews.com/2014/03/marine-planning-could-benefit-blue-industries-report-says/ 
By Jared Whitlock
Mar 28, 2014

REGION — The Yukon, a retired Canadian Navy ship, sits on the ocean floor offshore of Mission Beach.… Read the rest

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Calendar of Events

June NE Regional Planning Body meeting announced


January 22nd-23rd: Northeast Regional Planning Body Meeting


Ocean planning is underway in the Northeast. We are the first region in the nation to have a formal planning body at work on developing a true regional ocean plan. Learn more about the meetings, requests for public comment, and other ways you can get involved as a stakeholder in New England’s ocean future.


The New England Ocean Action Network (NEOAN) is a diverse network of organizations, individuals and industries working together to promote new approaches to ocean management in our region based on collaboration, cooperation and sound science. Join our movement for healthy oceans, good government and thriving coastal communities.


Our Partners

  • E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs
  • New England Aquarium
  • Surfrider
  • Maine Coast Fishermen's Association
  • Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
  • Ocean River Institute
  • Save the Bay
  • The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • Island Institue
  • Massachusetts Audubon
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Sailors for the Sea
  • Sea Education Association
  • Cape Cod and Island - Self-Reliance
  • Rhode Island Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative
  • The Gundalow Company
  • Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
  • Deep Water Wind
  • Center for American Progress
  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • Clean Water Action Rhode Island
  • Ocean Renewabale Power Company
  • Mystic Aquarium