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State of Alabama is now accepting applications for the vacant Marine Resources Division Director position.  Announcement and application instructions at: https://www.personnel.alabama.gov/Documents/Announcements/103261_A.pdf

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, August 23, 2017.


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The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) is seeking a professional to serve as our Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (RCOOS) Manager.

Primary Job Duties include:


  • Completing and maintaining a build-out plan for SECOORA’s RCOOS
  • Leading and managing the RCOOS
  • Leading and managing SECOORA’s Data Management and Communications
  • Supporting proposal development, member recruitment, and identification of funding opportunities
  • Supporting SECOORA operations, especially IT, and other technical needs.

Deadline to apply is July 10, 2017. For full details, please access PDF of announcement here: http://secoora.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/RCOOS-Manager-Final.pdf


The Membership Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) is seeking nominations for the organization's Board of Directors. GCOOS is the heart of data collection for the ocean and coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico -- collecting thousands of data points from sensors and ensuring the data are reliable, timely, accurate and available to all who need it.

Nominations are due by March 3, 2017. See here for details of the Board responsibilities and how to make nominations.


The Gulf of Mexico Alliance's latest newsletter includes announcement of new Memorandum of Understanding with GOMURC to promote collaboration with Gulf research universities and the Alliance. This agreement replaces original signed in 2011, and reinforces the value of the partnership for among other tasks promoting closer ties between the Gulf science and management communities.


RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana is now seeking nominations for its External Review Board to provide technical feedback to the Center on key research activities. The Board will be comprised of nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts on topics relevant to Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan.


The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance, GOMA) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors.


A Notice of Intent to solicit public input and prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the expansion of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary was published in the Federal Register.  You can find the Federal Register notice here.

Public comments related to this action must be received by April 6, 2015.

You can also find more information about the expansion at http://flowergarden.noaa.gov

Monday, December 15, 2014 is the last day to submit public comment for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program's science plan. To have your expertise heard, electronic comments can be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments can be mailed to Dr. Becky Allee; NOAA OCM - Gulf Coast; Bldg. 1100, Rm 232; Stennis Space Center, MS 39529. 


A final version of the science plan is anticipated for release in January 2015. 

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NOAA Research (Office of Oceans and Atmospheric Research) is looking for new Assistant Administrator-- https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378443100. Announcement closes Sep. 26. This is important position in directing NOAA climate, air and ocean science.

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BOEM preparing a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico off the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, beginning with Central Planning Area (CPA) Lease Sale 241 in 2016, Eastern Planning Area (EPA) Lease Sale 226 in 2016, and CPA Sale 247 in 2017.  EPA 226 site is south of FL panhandle. Public scoping sessions in July across Gulf coast listed at http://www.boem.gov/Note06192014/

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S.1254: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 was signed by President on June 30. Authorizes over $20M to include maintaining and enhancing "a national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program" -- bill at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1254/text. Program is to be led by NOAA and a national task force, similar to Gulf of Mexico Interagency Hypoxia Task Force-- http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/named/msbasin/

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Water Resources Development Act (HR3080) becomes Public Law 113-121 without National Endowment for the Oceans-- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3080

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House passed H.R. 2431: National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013, "a collaborative effort between numerous federal agencies and several state governments to provide a dynamic and accessible drought-risk information system." House subcommittee news item at http://democrats.science.house.gov/press-release/house-passes-drought-research-legislation. Bill now goes to Senate.

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Senate passed S1254 to amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998; bill now goes to House-- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1254?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email.

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State of the Gulf Summit, Houston TX, March 24-27, 2014-- http://www.sgmsummit.org/

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LA State of the Coast conference, NOLA, March 18-20, 2014-- http://www.stateofthecoast.org/

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Water Resources Development Act (S601 and HR3080) in conference; conferees shown at http://www.nado.org/house-joins-senate-in-appointing-conferees-for-water-resources-bill/. Senate Bill S601 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3080/text) includes Title XII-- National Endowment for the Oceans, not included in original HR3080 passed by House.

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CEQ "Marine Planning Handbook," action called for in NOP Implementation Plan, available at http://www.whitehouse.gov//sites/default/files/final_marine_planning_handbook.pdf

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Governor Scott assigns Gulf Consortium (http://www.fl-counties.com/advocacy/gulf-consortium) with task of developing State Expenditure Plan for RESTORE Act section 1603, Spill Impact Component ("pot 3") 30% that must be approved by Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council and mesh with their Council's Comprehensive Restoration Plan funding.

Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act, HR1219, sent to Natural Resources Committee-- http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1219/text. Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide that Gulf States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have exclusive fishery management authority over reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico in waters that, on average, are 20 fathoms or less in depth, and for other purposes.

HR1219 sent to Natural Resources Committee-- To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide that each of the States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have exclusive fishery management authority over reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico in waters that, on average, are 20 fathoms or less in depth, and for other purposes.http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1219/text.

LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's Annual Plan for 2014 is open until Mar 23, 2013 for public comment-- http://www.lacpra.org/assets/docs/draftFY2014AnnualPlanLow.pdf

Florida Ocean and Coastal Council put out its research plan for 2013-2014 last week-- posted at http://www.floridaoceanscouncil.org/reports/Research_Plan_FY13-14.pdf.

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