Marine Planning Meeting
NOTE: Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014!
Contact Laura.Bowie@gomxa.org for more information.
2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
January 26-29, 2014
Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, AL
State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit 2014
March 24-27, 2014
Omni Hotel Galleria
Survey Released to Identify Gulf Research Needs
November 12, 2013
You can provide input to numerous groups around the Gulf of Mexico that are developing regional science and restoration plans or funding Gulf research through a single survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013GMRP....more
HCRT Team Holds Sea Level Rise and Sediment Management Workshops in Mexico
October 25, 2013
Under an award from the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation sponsored the International Integration Workshop on Sea-Level Rise in Merida, Yucatan from October 21 - 23, 2013. The International Integration project was conceived to support the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team's (HCRT) Expanded Partnerships action item. The project was implemented to develop a collaborative, binational communication network to address important issues affecting coastal habitat and communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Two technical subjects were prioritized in the first International Integration workshop, held in November of 2011, and workshops focused on those two areas were planned to elicit specific needs, capacities, and opportunities for collaboration in each arena....more
Nutrient Reduction Strategies a Top Priority at the Hypoxia Task Force Fall 2013 Meeting
October 21, 2013
The Hypoxia Task Force (HTF) held its Fall 2013 meeting in Minneapolis on September 23 - 25, 2013. Development and implementation of nutrient reduction strategies for all 12 HTF states continues to be a top priority. Three states have completed the development phase and are implementing their strategies. Another three states have released draft strategies for public review and comment Most of the other HTF states expect to complete draft strategies by the end of this calendar year....more
USFWS Releases a Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed
October 18, 2013
The USFWS recently released their Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed identifying eight conservation strategies and 16 focal areas. The conservation actions in theVision document are voluntary and are intended to be implemented with existing programs and partnerships. To download a copy of a summary of the full document, please go here: http://www.fws.gov/gulfrestoration/vision.html. ...more
HABs Primer Now Available!
October 8, 2013
Members of the Water Quality team have been hard at work developing tools to educate the public about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Recently released, the HABs Primer details what HABs are, what causes them, and other factors concerning the "how's, why's and where's" related to HABs in the Gulf. The Primer was a collaborative effort many Alliance partners, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center, Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal and Ocean Observing System Regional Association. ...more
EPA GMPO Announces RFIP
September 30, 2013
The EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced a Request for Initial Proposals (RFIP) as a part of a new cooperative agreement solicitation process....more
Principles of Ecological Restoration Workshops
September 18, 2013
Registration is now open for two "Principles of Ecological Restoraiton" workshops: November 6-8 in Pensacola, FL or November 12-14 in Moss Point, MS. Both workshops will be taught by Dr. Andre Clewell, founding member and past president of the Society for Ecological Restoration, former faculty at Florida State University, and owner of A.F. Clewell, Inc. To register, go to www.gulfalliancetraining.org. Space is limited - only 35 seats left!...more
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