- August 2014 Marine Life Webinar
- Draft Plan Comment Meetings
- Fall 2014 Public Meetings
- Fall 2015 Stakeholder Forum
- Inaugural EBM Working Group Meeting
- January 2016 EBM WG Meeting
- June 2014 RPB Meeting
- June 2015 RPB Meeting
- November 2014 RPB Meeting
- November 2015 RPB Meeting
- October 2015 RPB Meeting
- Spring 2015 EBM Workshop
- Spring 2015 Stakeholder Forum
- Spring 2016 RPB Meeting
- Natural Resources Workshop
- January 2014 RPB Meeting
- May-June 2013 Public Comment Meetings
- April 11-12, 2013 RPB Meeting
- November 19-20, 2012 Inaugural RPB Meeting
May 13–Registration is now open online.
May 2–The RPB will hold a Webinar on Wednesday, May 25, from noon to 2 pm to announce the availability of the Draft Plan and describe the public comment process and opportunities.
Ocean Planning Timeline
November 2012 Inaugural Northeast RPB Meeting: Develop common understanding about the RPB; provide context and lay foundation of regional ocean planning; engage stakeholders and the public, discuss initial focus. April 2013 Northeast RPB Meeting: Northeast RPB Meeting: Identify draft goals for regional ocean planning and mechanisms for receiving public input about those draft goals; provide opportunities for public input about topics under consideration. May/June 2013 Public Comment Meetings: Ten public meetings throughout New England to discuss draft regional ocean planning goals.
January Northeast RPB Meeting: approve goals and objectives; move forward on related tasks. May/June Public Engagement: Natural Resources Workshops and focused engagement to discuss progress toward goals of effective Decision-Making and Healthy Ocean and Coastal Ecosystems. June Northeast RPB Meeting: Review progress toward all goals. Fall Public meetings/workshops and Northeast RPB meeting: Feedback on progress toward each goal.
Spring Stakeholder Forum: Review progress on the use of marine life and ocean use data, regulatory coordination, and future scenario development. June Northeast RPB Meeting: Review approach to developing draft plan by considering agency use of ocean plan data products; discuss draft outline for regional ocean plan. Fall Northeast RPB meeting and public meetings: Review revised products for each goal; discuss future work of the RPB.
January EBM Working Group: Review progress on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan, marine life and habitat data product development, including IEAs Framework. Spring Northeast RPB Meeting (via webinar): Release Draft Plan for public review. Summer Collect public comment on the Draft Plan through public meetings and other opportunities. September Tentative: Northeast RPB Meeting following incorporation of public comment to approve final version of regional ocean plan for National Ocean Council review.