Press Release Archive

  • 2017 Gulf Star Projects Selected (11/29/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) announced today the award of more than $666,000 for 11 Gulf Star projects. This is the second year of the Gulf Star public-private partnership program. The awards, developed in consultation with GOMA’s Priority Issue Teams, address small, but foundational issues associated with coastal resilience, water quality, habitat resources, data and monitoring, wildlife, education, and ecosystem services.
  • Hurricane Success Stories (9/28/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance works across the region addressing issues of human, economic, and ecological resilience. Here, we share success stories from our partners. In no way do we want to diminish the long recovery ahead following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. But, however small they may be, we want to highlight the things that worked.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance and BHP Form Partnership to Support the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Coastal Louisiana (9/19/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is proud to announce a project to support coastal resilience and habitat restoration activities with the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. BHP, a new Gulf Star partner, is funding this unique project. GOMA will work with partners in the region to identify and implement priority actions to address the Tribe’s cultural and historical resilience, in alignment with the Tribe’s Strategic Plan and ongoing work.
  • Legislation Will Strengthen Coordination in the Gulf Region (6/26/2017) - Senate and House bills will make the Gulf of Mexico Alliance a regional coordination entity.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Coastal Resilience Awards (6/5/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce Coastal Resilience Awards for eight community projects totaling $347,334. The awards are supported by funding from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Gulf Star Program Announces New Partnership (4/4/2017) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) to invest in projects that support a healthy and productive Gulf of Mexico. The oil and natural gas producer is the newest member of the Alliance's Gulf Star Program. The company chose the Alliance as a significant way to invest in science-based solutions to challenges facing the Gulf community. Anadarko's approach to social investment is about more than writing a check, as the company seeks to collaborate with organizations to serve the needs of the region.
  • International Leaders, Scientists Gather for Gulf Summit (3/24/2017) - HOUSTON, Texas — As the Gulf of Mexico is moving forward from one of history’s greatest environmental disasters, the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and oil spill. The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is bringing together international Gulf leaders on March 26-28 to look to its future for its fourth State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit in Houston, Texas.
  • First Gulf Star Regional Projects Selected (11/21/2016) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) announced today the award of more than $630,000 to 19 Gulf Star projects. It is the inaugural year of the Gulf Star public-private partnership program. The awards, developed in consultation with GOMA’s Priority Issue Teams, are designed to address small, but foundational issues associated with coastal resilience, water quality, habitat resources, data sharing, wildlife, education, and marine debris.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces New Gulf Star Partners at Annual Meeting (6/15/2016) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and NOAA as the newest members of the Gulf Star public-private partnership. The announcements come during the 12th annual All Hands meeting of the regional organization held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gulf Star is designed to increase the region’s strength by addressing issues that are important to government, academia, not-for-profits, and businesses. The partnership will support projects in the areas of healthy seafood, improved habitat conservation, higher quality water resources, increased natural resource stewardship, and improved strategies for land use planning.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts (6/8/2016) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states of Alabama and Mississippi issued proclamations, declaring support for the plan and emphasizing the vision to improve the health and sustainability of our coastal areas. They noted millions of people depend on it – to live, work, and vacation. In the plan, the Alliance addresses six major regional issues: coastal resilience; data and monitoring; education and engagement; habitat resources; water resources; and wildlife and fisheries.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Receives NOAA Coastal Resilience Award (2/4/2016) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) received a major NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant today. Two of the six Alliance teams, Habitat Resources and Coastal Resilience, will work with ten coastal communities to foster resilience planning and promote best practices for future mitigation actions. The project aims to improve risk communication and will develop a Coastal Resilience Roadmap for use by communities throughout the Gulf to prepare for future hazards.
  • Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Release of Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker (4/16/2015) - Ocean Springs, MS – A new website allows visitors to see where Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill restoration projects are taking place. The largest environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began April 20, 2010, taking 11 lives when it occurred. With the fifth anniversary of the oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance releases the […]
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Celebrate 10 Years (5/14/2014) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance will hold its tenth annual meeting to advance issues critical to effective stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • News Release: Sea Grant’s Sempier Takes on Role at Gulf of Mexico Alliance (12/17/2013) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has hired Tracie Sempier to serve as its regional program manager. The position is a shared position between the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium’s (MASGC) Coastal Storms Program.
  • News Release: Gulf Alliance Releases Florida Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards (7/12/2013) - With Hurricane season upon us, now is the time for homeowners to start making necessary preparations to protect their homes and loved ones by taking action and implementing steps that could significantly lower their vulnerability. When it comes to natural disasters, Florida — with hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, wildfires and flooding — certainly has more than its share. That’s good reason for Floridians to spend a bit of time planning for such emergencies.
  • News Release: Release of Louisiana Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters (7/1/2013) - With Hurricane season upon us, now is the time for homeowners to start making necessary preparations to protect their homes and loved ones by taking action and implementing steps that could significantly lower their vulnerability.
  • News Release: Gulf Takes Aim at Building Better Marinas (5/31/2013) - The Clean & Resilient Marina Guidebook is now available as a free download from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance website. The Clean & Resilient Marina Guidebook provides marina owners with useful information on tools and recommended best practices at marinas.
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