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Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council seeking public input

Last Friday, the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) released its Draft State Expenditure Plan (SEP) for public review; comments received by November 20, 2018, will be considered. Comments may be submitted online at agcrc@dcnr.alabama.gov or mailed to: Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, 118 N. Royal Street, Suite 603, Mobile, AL 36602. The proposed projects Read More

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Mississippi Restoration Summit Nov. 13

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Office of Restoration, will host the 2018 Restoration Summit on November 13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi, MS. The Summit agenda includes presentations on state restoration projects, plans for future efforts, and an annual meeting for the MS NRDA Trustees Implementation Group. A public Read More

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NRDA Trustees seek comments on open ocean restoration plan

The NRDA Trustees for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (DHOS) support restoration planning areas that include an Open Ocean effort. The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) hosted open webinars on October 16 and 17, 2018, during which they provided an overview of the Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment and related restoration Read More

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2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference The 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GOMOSES) is scheduled for Feb 7-9, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. As described on the conference web site, the conference theme this year is  “Minding the Gaps: Research Priorities for Response, Restoration, and Resilience.” Read More

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Aquaculture enterprise workshop at USM

The USM Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center is helping host the Fish 2.0 Gulf Coast Workshop in February 2019, in conjunction with Monica Jain, founder and Executive Director of Fish 2.0 and MS-AL Sea Grant. The primary goal of Fish 2.0 is to support business growth and innovation in sustainable seafood by bringing investment, partnerships, Read More

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Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary advisors sought

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four (4) seats on its advisory council, a community-based group of individuals that provide advice for sanctuary management. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following council seats:  education, oil & gas operations, recreational diving, and research.   Information and application materials are available Read More

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‘Ecological Resilience Indicators for Five Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems” report now available

NatureServe, in partnership with USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, University of Texas, Austin, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Ocean Conservancy, just published the report “Ecological resilience indicators for five Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.”  Funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, the project established conceptual ecological models for Read More