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RESTORE Act

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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.

Andy Shepard is former director and advisor for the Gulf of Mexico Research Collaborative (www.gomurc.org).  Previous experiences include: National Undersea Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as Science Director, marine operations specialist, chief scientist on undersea expeditions, and Center Director (2004-2008); 2008-2011-- Associate Director, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, FL.  His research interests include: advanced undersea research technologies for ocean ecosystem studies; research, monitoring and management of benthic habitats and associated living resources; and assessment of fishing gear performance and environmental impacts.
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