The Ocean Planning Committee is one of three NROC Standing Committees. This committee was established to inform and recommend to the Council how best to approach regional issues and coordinate activities related to ocean planning in New England. This Committee’s work is directly supporting the efforts of the Northeast Regional Planning Body.

Committee Members

Betsy Nicholson, NOAA (Federal Co-chair), betsy.nicholson@noaa.gov

Grover Fugate, Rhode Island (State Co-chair), gfugate@crmc.ri.gov

Kathleen Leyden, Maine

Matthew Nixon, Maine

Steve Couture, New Hampshire

Chris Williams, New Hampshire

Bruce Carlisle, Massachusetts

Brian Thompson, Connecticut

David Blatt, Connecticut

Leann Bullin, BOEM

Jeffrey Flumignan, DOT

Joe Atangan, Navy Joint Chiefs of Staff

Christopher Boelke, NOAA

Daniel Martin, NOAA

Michele DesAutels, USCG

Mel Cote, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Regina Lyons, EPA

Peter Murdoch, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Walter Barnhardt, USGS

Christine Clarke, Department of Agriculture