FL Center of Excellence Program Announces 10 Funded Projects
The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) led FL RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program announced the ten projects selected to receive DWH oil spill penalties to work to improve the health of the Gulf. These projects were selected through an expert peer review process and will be funded for 2 year. For details on the projects, see the announcement released on FIO’s Facebook page.
Public Meetings Addressing RESTORE Council’s Draft FPL
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is hosting a series of public meeting across the Gulf to discuss the draft Initial Funded Priorities List released on August 13, 2015 to seek public and tribal comments. The draft FPL is available for review and comment through Sept. 28, 2015. Below is a list of the remaining public meetings.
Aug. 26, 2015; 6PM EDT
FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave. SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Aug. 27, 2015; 6PM CDT
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West US Hwy. 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Sept. 1, 2015; 6PM CDT
Battle House Renaissance Mobile
26 North Royal St.
Mobile, AL 36602
Sept. 10, 2015; 5PM CDT
Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Sept. 15, 2015; 5:30PM CDT
Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Sept. 16, 2015; 5:30 PM CDT
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
*Full meeting details can be found at www.restorethegulf.gov.
Registration Open for 2016 GoM Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
Registration is now open for the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference. Early registration closes November 20, 2015. Online registration closes January 24, 2016. Onsite registration will be available.