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Gulf of Mexico needs more protection

Antonio Bussalacchi, President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and Dr. Chris D’Elia, GOMURC Board member and Dean of the LSU College of the Coast and Environment, recently wrote a guest column for the Advocate entitled “After BP Spill, protecting the Gulf region requires even more money.” Given the sunsetting of spill-funded programs like Read More

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference coming up Feb 4-7

The 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES) is coming Feb 4-7, 2019 in New Orleans. The program is now available online. Log in to use online planner  to search sessions, workshops, and other events offered throughout the week, and build a personal schedule by bookmarking presentations of interest. Full list 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

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Modeling Community of Practice Call

Dear Colleagues, [PLEASE SHARE WITH INTERESTED PARTNERS] As the Gulf of Mexico community continues to advance our tools for data collection, interpretation, and analysis (monitoring community of practice), there may be value in establishing a network for information sharing among system modelers. In order to gauge interest in this concept, we are casting a wide Read More

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GoMOSES conference program and registration

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science (GoMOSES) conference program is now available! The conference will be held February 5-8, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The conference schedule includes a summary plenary about Gulf research and restoration, a closing plenary concerning the future of the conference, and an array of Read More

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science 2018 conference call for abstracts

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science 2018 conference is ready to receive abstracts and session proposals. The conference will be held in New Orleans on February 5-8, 2018. Abstracts should promote fundamental Gulf ecosystem science or link scientific results to ecosystem resilience, oil spill response, or restoration and management. Abstract submissions will be Read More

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GoMOSES Conference products

Products now available from the the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (GoMOSES) including: Conference Report— provides an overview of conference goals and plenaries, session summaries, and a synthesis of key messages, based on the latest Gulf scientific findings and research gaps and challenges identified during sessions. Oral abstracts Poster abstracts Read More

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GCERC Final Priorities List

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released its initial list of restoration projects to be included on its “Final Priorities List.”  As stated at the Council web site, “Using funds from the settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc., the Council is seeking to provide near-term, on-the-ground ecosystem benefits, while also conducting planning activities designed to build Read More

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DWHOS Seminar Series, Climate Change Webinar Recording, Economic Impact of GoM Published Paper

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is offering a free seminar series on the Deepwater Horizon spill. The series will kick off on the fifth anniversary of the spill, April 20 at 6PM at the Caylor Auditorium. The seminars “offers a retrospective exploration of the spill through presentations by research staff Read More