Now available on the Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) website are summaries of the RPB’s recent data workshop and meeting.

At the workshop, approximately 85 people including RPB members and the public reviewed and provided feedback on new, draft data products for the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. Presentations covered updates to human use, marine life, habitat, and Components of Ecological Importance data products, as well as next steps for key Portal updates.

At its November meeting, the RPB reviewed and obtained feedback on the progress of the implementation of the Northeast Ocean Plan. The RPB decided on next steps for key Northeast Ocean Data Portal updates and RPB subcommittee and work group activities. The RPB also learned about tribal priorities and discussed next steps to address those priorities. The meeting provided frequent opportunities for public comments on the topics under discussion.