NEW - Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan: Review and Updates
The 2008 Oceans Act requires EEA to review and update the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan at least once every five years. In January, EEA’s Office of Coastal Zone Management initiated the review and update process. A Draft Review of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan file size 1MB that reports on progress made to date and opportunities for enhancement has been developed and reviewed by the Ocean Advisory Commission and Ocean Science Advisory Council. An important part of the plan review process is to seek input from stakeholders through public comment. Presented to the Ocean Advisory Commission in April, a Draft Scope for Updates Proposed for the 2009 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan is also available for public review and comment. The comment period for both documents runs until June 28, 2013. Comments should be mailed to: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, ATTN: Bruce Carlisle, Director; 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800; Boston, MA 02114. Comments may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- These documents present the final Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan that was promulgated on December 31, 2009.
All of the spatial data provided in the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan are hosted in the Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System, or MORIS. MORIS is an online mapping tool that can be used to search and display spatial data pertaining to the Massachusetts coastal zone and is the official data repository for the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Launch MORIS to view, query, and map the data
- This page includes links to the draft of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan along with technical reports and other materials that were produced to support plan development.