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WE NEED YOUR HELP-- PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SHORT SURVEY to identify environmental monitoring programs or projects supported by academia or NGOs that may have been missed in the Ocean Conservancy's Charting the Gulf inventory of monitoring programs; this is an important regional effort to inform and improve DWH spill restoration efforts. If the survey does not apply to you, please share this news item with others. We need responses by end of November! Thanks.

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NAS Report Release

On July 26, 2016, National Academies Gulf Research Program will release new report entitled, Effective approaches for monitoring and assessing Gulf of Mexico restoration efforts. The program will host a related webinar/info briefing at 10am EDT on July 26 (register to attend or view webcast here).

REPORT NOW AVAILABLE HERE.

 

From their announcement, “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the final version of the science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program.  The plan establishes ten long-term research priorities which will guide how the program invests its funds and explains how prior needs assessments for the Gulf of Mexico region and earlier stakeholder input were used to determine these areas of investment. The plan also provides additional information on how the program is administered and how the program works with partners.”

 

An overview of NOAA’s response to comments received during the public comment period on the draft version of the plan is now available in the Federal Register announcement. They address NOAA’s role, program scope, clarification of priorities, performance measures, coordination and engagement, and other issues.

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) has created a new online Restoration Projects Map that complements their Restoration Projects Database. These track where Deepwater Horizon restoration and recovery are taking place.

According to ELI, “Both the database and the map aim to support transparency and public engagement by tracking where restoration funds are being spent, and by providing details about specific projects. The database and map will be continually updated as projects are approved.”

Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) has released a request for proposals. As described in their solicitation, “SECOORA has a maximum of $50,000 funding to conduct an observing experiment in the US Southeast coastal waters. The primary goal of this solicitation is to provide support for a short-term (or limited) observing activity in the SE to address a key gap in scientific understanding or technology or data that will improve currently supported SECOORA activities and/or user groups.”

 Proposals should be sent to Vembu Subramanian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 5 PM ET, Monday, February 9, 2015. For more details on proposal requirements and the selection process, you can find the complete solicitation for SECOORA’s Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System: Southeast Observing Experiment here

 

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The National Academy of Science Gulf Research Program will sponsor an ad hoc committee and report under the auspices of the National Research Council will inform monitoring and evaluation of restoration activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

LSU-led team receives funds from BOEM for cost-benefit analysis of ocean and coastal observing and monitoring -- story at http://theadvocate.com/home/7757061-125/researchers-to-study-cost-benefits#.UsLqe1QJVzo.email

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GCOOS data and products related to DWH oil spill-- http://gcoos.tamu.edu/?page_id=5537

USF publication recommending ocean observing system required to support Gulf ecosystem restoration and sustainability at http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/26-1_murawski.pdf

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IOOS Summit, Nov 2012, meeting report -- http://www.iooc.us/summit/report/

IOOS strategic plan and requirements for implementing global coastal observing systems at http://www.ioos.gov/global/final_coastal_goos_pico_report.pdf.

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