Press Release Archive

  • 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.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance and Universities Work Together to Improve Health of the Gulf (10/3/2012) - Storms, hazardous spills, climate changes, algal blooms, industrial development and coastal population growth threaten the sustained health of Gulf ecosystems. In answer to these widely recognized risks, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and the Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative have signed an agreement to work together to support science, management and education activities in the Gulf region.
  • News Release: GOMA Announces Inaugural Business Council in Response to the Region’s Economic Engine (8/27/2012) - In response to large economic indicators, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is pleased to announce the inaugural members of the newly-formed GOMA Business Advisory Council.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance Invites the Public to Learn About Regional Programs (5/22/2012) - The 7th Gulf of Mexico Alliance annual meeting is scheduled for June 19-21, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas. This year, the Alliance has invited industry leaders to join the conference. Leadership from key sectors such as energy, tourism, and harbors will offer insight on working together effectively, including integration and obstacles when collaborating on ecosystem programs.
  • News Release: Members Sought for GOMA Business Advisory Council (4/27/2012) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is accepting applications to fill 16 seats on its newly-established Business Advisory Council (BAC). GOMA wants to ensure industry sector participation and advisement in regional initiatives for the Gulf of Mexico.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance Celebrates Change in Leadership (2/3/2012) - Jerome Zeringue has become the new management Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, taking an active lead on behalf of Governor Bobby Jindal. Zerinque made Alliance history, shifting state leadership for only the second time since the Alliance was established in 2004
  • News Release: State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit to Focus on Healthy Future for the Region (11/7/2011) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is prepared to engage with representatives from various sectors to address environmental and economic concerns facing the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Disaster at the second “State of the Gulf of Mexico” Summit scheduled to take place Sunday, December 4, through Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Houston, TX.
  • News Release: Gulf Alliance Offers “Dead Zone” Information (6/14/2011) - Every summer, this Dead Zone occurs in the Gulf when the oxygen in the water gets so low that fish and other marine life either swim away or die. Low oxygen, or hypoxia, happens as nutrient-rich freshwater from the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya rivers flow into the Gulf at the same time as the surface waters of the Gulf become very warm. Healthy and productive Gulf fisheries support strong communities and a regional economy. That’s why the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and its partners created THE PRIMER ON GULF OF MEXICO HYPOXIA.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance Welcomes AG Associations (3/16/2011) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s (Alliance) newest partnership with members of the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD) and Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED) will expand efforts to balance agricultural needs with improved water quality.
  • News Release: Gulf Alliance and BP Sign a Master Rresearch Agreement to Launch the Gulf Research Initiative (3/15/2011) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance), a regional partnership of the five U.S. Gulf Coast States numerous federal agencies, academia and non-governmental organizations, is pleased to announce that the Master Research Agreement (MRA) between the Alliance and BP has been officially executed.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Faces Critical Time: Regional Alliance Key to Resilient Future (9/27/2010) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance met last month with over 400 participants from local, state and federal government agencies, and businesses and non-profit organizations, to discuss oil spill response and recovery, as well as implementation of the Governor’s Action Plan for Healthy & Resilient Coasts. Even though the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster may take years to be fully realized, the Alliance is pressing ahead and galvanizing its diverse partnerships to further on the ground progress toward enhancing the environmental and economic health of the Gulf.
  • News Release: Gulf of Mexico Alliance United to Address Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident (5/6/2010) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) recognizes the ongoing and potential impact the current oil spill brings to the region. Each Gulf state is implementing an emergency response plan, and due to the strong Gulf States alliance, agencies are coordinating to address uncertainties the region faces in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • News Release: Environmental Education Association of Alabama Awarded $19,700 grant for Teacher Workshops (5/3/2010) - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance awarded $19,700 to the Environmental Education Association of Alabama for the project From the Mountains to the Gulf: Helping Teachers Make Connections. Twenty teachers will be recruited to participate in a workshop where they will follow the headwaters in north Alabama to the Gulf to study the water, geology and ecology of the state.