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Gulf Events

News of events related to Gulf of Mexico science and education (e.g., meetings, conferences).

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference program is now available! The conference will be held February 5-8, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The conference schedule includes a summary plenary about Gulf research and restoration, a closing plenary concerning the future of the conference, and an array of oral and poster sessions, and workshops.

ACT NOW to get early bird registration (ends Nov. 30) and reserve hotel room (it is week before Mardis Gras so rooms may be tight in NOLA!).

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality invites all to attend the 2nd Annual Mississippi Restoration Summit on November 14, 2017 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. The Restoration Summit is an opportunity for any member of the public to learn about current restoration projects in Mississippi and the announcement of new projects for 2017. For more information and registration see the Summit web site. For questions about the Summit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GoMA) maintains a comprehensive calendar with the Summit and many more relevant Gulf events.

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Registration for the 2018 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GOMOSES) conference has commenced-- register here. As described on the conference site, the title this year is "Response, Restoration, and Resiliency in the Gulf."

Since its inception in 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES) has sought to link fundamental research on the Gulf ecosystem to practical application. The 2018 theme, “Response, Restoration, and Resiliency in the Gulf,” continues this trend, exploring how fundamental science can help restore and maintain Gulf ecosystem integrity, inform response strategies, and strengthen resilience. This year’s program will also emphasize cross-cutting discussions among academics, industry, government agencies, and public interest organizations.

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Hurricane Harvey impacts will be felt for years to come.  Texas Sea Grant created an online webpage for post-disaster recovery resources. The posted websites, publications and videos were developed by other Sea Grant programs and state and regional agencies. The page will be updated as new information is made available and vetted. 

AL.com offers an excellent summary of other ways we can all help out Gulf neighbors!

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science 2018 conference is ready to receive abstracts and session proposals. The conference will be held in New Orleans on February 5-8, 2018.

Abstracts should promote fundamental Gulf ecosystem science or link scientific results to ecosystem resilience, oil spill response, or restoration and management. Abstract submissions will be accepted for topical tracks; mini-sessions and concurrent sessions will be developed based on the abstracts received. Papers not selected for oral presentations will have the opportunity to participate in the poster session.

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts; the Gulf Research Program, Harte Research Institute, and the Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative have generously offered to cover registration fees for student presenters whose abstracts are accepted as oral or poster presentations to the conference program.

The deadline to submit an abstract is September 11, 2017. Applicants will be notified of abstract acceptance/rejection by late-October. You do not need to register for the conference to submit an abstract. Each person may submit up to two (2) abstracts as lead author.

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