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RESTORE Act status and funding

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted 9/23/14 webinar and presentation on status of the RESTORE Act, and its process and priorities for submitting projects to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for consideration of support from the Comprehensive Plan component (30% of Trust Fund).

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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