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Gulf Science and Education

Gulf of Mexico science and education news (e.g., publications, discoveries, programs).

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.


The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Regional Association released its new Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. Its purpose is "to provide a roadmap for developing ocean tools, technologies and applications that will improve ocean forecasts, as well as our ability to protect the environment and support human safety and the Gulf economy."


The Gulf of Mexico Alliance and MS/AL Sea Grant are seeking input from Gulf citizens to an on-line survey entitled Resilience Tools and Services Gap Analysis. Your input will help them identify gaps in coastal communities capabilities that enable them to withstand the impacts of natural and human-caused disasters.

Coastal ocean observing needs

The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is seeking comments on the new attached report entitled, National Strategy for a Sustained Network of Coastal Moorings. 


The report specifically states that "the Gulf of Mexico in general is a major gap area in the U.S. for ecosystem monitoring from coastal moorings" (p. 25)

Submit comments to either Vembu Subramanian <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> by Aug 4 or after then to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.



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Gulf state disasters

Gulf of Mexico states batting a thousand in 2016 by being involved in all 8 billion dollar natural disasters, also implicated in 30 deaths, which hit the U.S. between Jan and May 2016, based on information compiled by NOAA. The analyses by the National Centers for Environmental Information include time series, maps and links to articles that describe methods and results.

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