Washington

Washington

Overview The State of Washington enacted legislation for marine spatial planning in March 2010 (RCW 43.372, amended in 2012). In this law, the Legislature directed the Governor’s Office to chair an interagency team to produce recommendations on how to implement marine...Read More »
US – Southeast

US – Southeast

Overview The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance, formed by a partnership agreement among North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, established a regional collaboration to sustain the environmental, natural resource, economic, public safety, social and...Read More »
Puerto Rico & USVI

Puerto Rico & USVI

Overview In 2010, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that established the first-ever national ocean policy, created a National Ocean Council composed of cabinet-level officials, and directed federal agencies to implement coastal and marine spatial...Read More »
Oregon

Oregon

Overview The State’s ocean planning program began in 1991 and has had three recent examples of spatial planning. The first focused on proactively identifying areas for the development of offshore renewable energy facilities. The State conducted two years of mapping to...Read More »
US – Northeast

US – Northeast

Overview In 2010, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order that established the first-ever national ocean policy, created a National Ocean Council composed of cabinet-level officials, and directed federal agencies to implement coastal and marine spatial...Read More »