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National Ocean Policy Implementation Initiative

In July 2010, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes. The Executive Order creates a strong policy coordination framework, including a National Ocean Council (NOC). Meridian Institute— with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Marisla Foundation, and others—will assist the NOC in achieving its objectives through a variety of activities.

  • Meridian supports Northeast Workshop on Regional Ocean Planning

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    In March 2012, Meridian supported NROC in convening the Northeast Workshop on Regional Ocean Planning held in Bristol, RI. The workshop convened approximately 180 regional stakeholders from a range of sectors and geographic distribution within the region, as well as state, federal, and tribal representatives to build a shared understanding of ocean planning in the Northeast, lay the groundwork for successful ocean planning in the Northeast, and provide meaningful engagement among participants. Meridian produced a detailed workshop summary report, which can be found on the NROC website, under News, at http://collaborate.csc.noaa.gov/nroc/default.aspx.