Partnering With Other States and Provinces

The Coastal Program collaborates with organizations outside the State of Maine, including:

  • Gulf of Maine Council: The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment was established in 1989 by the Governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts to foster cooperative actions within the Gulf watershed. Its mission is to maintain and enhance environmental quality in the Gulf of Maine to allow for sustainable resource use by existing and future generations.
  • Northeast Regional Ocean Council: The Northeast Regional Ocean Council is a state and federal partnership with the goal of engaging in regional protection and balanced use of ocean and coastal resources.  NROC's coordinated approach reaches across state boundaries to find and implement solutions to the region's most pressing ocean and coastal issues, including regional ocean planning, coastal hazards resilency, and increased availability of coastal and ocean data.
  • The Northeast Regional Planning Body: The Northeast Regional Planning Body is one of the nine inter-governmental entities created under the National Ocean Policy to develop a regional ocean plan that makes the best available, map-based information on marine environment and related uses available to support well-informed and science-based decisions in both the public and private sector and facilitates coordination and cooperation among federal, state, local and tribal government agencies that have ocean resources management-related responsibilities.