Website for the Northeast Regional Planning Body
After receiving input from the public, the Northeast Regional Planning Body approved goals and objectives for the region’s ocean plan. The Framework for Ocean Planning in the Northeastern United States (33pp, 791K) specifies these goals and objectives along with actions, outcomes, tasks, and timelines.
The Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is responsible for developing New England’s ocean plan. The National Ocean Policy, established by Presidential Executive Order in 2010, called for the formation of nine regionally focused RPBs to better manage the nation’s oceans and coasts.
The ocean and the livelihoods it supports are vital to New England. People in New England greatly value our ocean heritage and are seeking basic needs from the ocean—jobs, food, energy, and recreation, among others—in new and increasingly complex ways.
Download the Ocean Planning Trifold Brochure.
You'll find data, interactive maps, tools, and other information to support regional planning and decision making.
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The RPB is currently seeking feedback and discussion on options under the Effective Decision Making goal and the Healthy Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems goal of the Framework for Ocean Planning in the Northeastern United States.
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