Regional Initiatives


Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance manages the operational and non-scientific aspects associated with Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, which includes proposal planning and preparation, administer research grants, implement research database, budget and financial reporting, website management, and program communications and outreach.

Gulf Restoration

Many members of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance are involved in the unprecedented restoration efforts resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Click here to learn more about regional restoration activities including Natural Resource Damage Assessment, RESTORE Act, National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, and National American Wetlands Conservation Act.

National Ocean Policy

The National Ocean Policy subdivides the United States into nine regions for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning. This effort addresses issues challenging our oceans and coastal areas, including creating a regionally-based planning process for analyzing current and anticipated uses of coastal and marine areas. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is leading the collaboration effort in the Gulf Region.