DEI Workshop

GOMURC is embarking on a new diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiative to enhance the production of underrepresented minority (URM) PhD’s in the geosciences. While individual member institutions are each working on their own DEI plans, given the magnitude of the challenges in these fields of study, the GOMURC members feel that additional synergies may Read More

DEI Scholarships Inventory

A current and on-going GOMURC initiative is to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) by facilitating education opportunities for underrepresented minorities (URM) student groups. For the purposes of the GOMURC regional inventory of scholarship opportunities, URM focuses on Black, Hispanic and Native American students. Financial aid is available in various forms including scholarships, loans, grants, Read More

EPA Gulf Program funding

On May 30, the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program released Funding Opportunity EPA-GM-COOPERATIVE-AGREEMENTS-2018-1, entitled Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements 2018, posted on The opportunity is also described on the program website, including link to the RFP. The purpose is to “address water quality improvement; coastal habitat and ecosystems enhancement, restoration and/or protection; environmental Read More

AL School of Math & Science position

The Board of Directors of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) is accepting applications for the position of school President. The ASMS President is the chief executive officer and exercises broad responsibilities for the academic, financial, student, and administrative dimensions of institutional operations, initiatives, and outcomes. Candidate ideally possesses a doctoral degree or Read More

New tax plan will hurt students

From American Federation of Teachers (AFT), “If the [proposed] Republican tax plan passes, it will not be possible for many graduate students across the country to afford their education. Their [Republican-led] bill will force them to pay hundreds of dollars more in taxes by treating tuition waivers – the tuition that is waived by universities Read More

Environmental Law Institute Releases New Gulf Educational Materials

ELI releases a new set of educational materials on Gulf restoration targeted for people unfamiliar with the restoration process. The materials focus on the natural resources damage assessment (NRDA), the RESTORE Act, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) funds. Included are one-page summaries for each of the processes, a one-page overview of all Read More

Free Climate Change Webinar; NOAA Education Strategic Plan; NRC Gulf Monitoring Project

Reminder: Free Webinar on Climate Change, Community Resilience and Restoration in the Gulf, April 10 GOMURC is co-hosting a free webinar on Climate Change, Community Resilience, and Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico with the Environmental Law Institute and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs. The webinar will be Friday, April 10, 2:00-4:00PM ET (1:00-3:00PM CT) and you can register here. Don’t Read More

National Monitoring Council Webinar Series: The Water Quality Portal

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council is offering a webinar on the Water Quality Portal (WQP) Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00PM ET. Pre-registration is required for this event. This free webinar will go over the basic use of the WQP, which provides easy access to over 250 million discrete water quality sample results from over Read More

NAS Gulf Research Program exploratory grants

National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program extended deadline for its inaugural exploratory grants program to Feb 25, 2015. Priorities include: Exploring Approaches for Effective Education and Training of Workers in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry and Health Professions Linking Ecosystem Services Related to and Influenced by Oil and Gas Production to Human Health Read More

NRC Report and Webinar: Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

The National Research Council released their new report Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences. This report identifies eight strategic research priorities for the next decade that will continue to advance scientific understanding of the ocean. The report is available for free download here. You can also register for the public webinar being given Read More