Gulf of Mexico Alliance http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:35:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan Update http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/08/gulf-coast-ecosystem-restoration-council-releases-draft-comprehensive-plan-update/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:03:41 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5717 The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. A series of public input meetings and webinars are scheduled for September and October.

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Gulf of Mexico Resilience Tools and Gap Analysis http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/08/gulf-mexico-resilience-tools-gap-analysis/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:45:50 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5714 The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is conducting a survey to assess the use of resilience tools and services by various audiences in the Gulf of Mexico. The intent is to identify what gaps (if any) exist in tools and services for the region.

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National Academies New Report Calls for Rigorous Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/07/5652/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:53:28 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5652 The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) released a much awaited report today, "Effective Monitoring to Evaluate Ecological Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico." The report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating restoration activities related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces New Gulf Star Partners at Annual Meeting http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/06/gulf-mexico-alliance-announces-new-gulf-star-partners-annual-meeting/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:21:44 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5541 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.

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/06/gulf-mexico-alliance-releases-governors-action-plan-iii-healthy-resilient-coasts/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:52:12 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5496 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.

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Mississippi Proclamation 2016 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/documents/ms_proclamation.pdf Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:27:57 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5505 Mississippi Governor Bryant Proclamation for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

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Alabama Proclamation 2016 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/documents/al_proclamation.pdf Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:26:13 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5503 Alabama Governor Bentley Proclamation for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance

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Alliance Celebrates Change in Leadership http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/06/alliance-celebrates-change-leadership/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:55:39 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5475 Commissioner Toby Baker, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, recently became the new management chair of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, taking an active lead on behalf of the State of Texas. This is the fourth leadership change for the regional partnership since its formation in 2004.

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Alliance Releases Ten Year Summary Report http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/2016/06/alliance-releases-ten-year-summary-report/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:49:07 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5473 The Gulf of Mexico Alliance released a ten year summary report in May. This report showcases major accomplishments of the six priority issue teams. Gulf of Mexico Alliance Ten Year Summary Report: 2004 - 2014 is available at www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/10years/.

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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Ten Year Summary Report: 2004-2014 /10years Wed, 18 May 2016 22:58:45 +0000 http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/?p=5408 A new 10-year report highlights the successes of the Alliances’ vast partnership. The five Gulf States face similar challenges and concerns as they manage the Gulf Coast and its waters. Our ability to work across borders indicates our partner’s willingness to protect a shared resource.

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